Stalin

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    In Stalin each [Soviet bureaucrat] easily finds himself. But Stalin also finds in each one a small part of his own spirit. Stalin is the personification of the bureaucracy. That is the substance of his political personality.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    To choose one’s victims, to prepare one’s plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed ... there is nothing sweeter in the world.
    —Josef Stalin (1879–1953)

    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)