It must be the 60th anniversary of Joe Stalin’s death today that has brought up a somewhat strange conjunction. Only a few days ago I was enjoying the company of some of those involved in the Lenin research group in Nanjing:
Here is to be found a person holding a position to which everyone should aspire: a Professorship of Scientific Socialism.
Needless to say, I gave a lecture while in Nanjing:
And then, hours later, I was trudging through the snow of eastern Germany:
Climbing a hill called Langsamer Tod (Slow Death):
All in order to get to the evening meal of the Zinzendorf Society:
… as one does.