For the first over 25 years of my political life, many of us defended Soviet dissidents against the Stalinist regime. So many remarkable & courageous men & women died in the gulag while Stalinist disciples around the world excoriated them as traitors. Now, those disciples are posting photos of Stalin & going all out for Putin. What is it about Stalinism that loves dictatorship, repression, gulags? What kind of people are attracted to that kind of politics?