Terrance McKnight

Playlist For February 11, 2013

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I have always admired Paul Robeson's wonderful, deep, full bass. However, even as I listen with awe to his beautiful voice, I can't forget that the man was deeply flawed. And his deepest flaw was that he admired Joseph Stalin, a man who enslaved millions of people, who was responsible for the deaths by starvation of millions of Ukrainians from an artificially created famine in 1932-1933, and who put to death millions more from political purges and his resettlement policies of various nationalities. That a son of a former slave did not see the hypocrisy in his admiration for such a butcher, and accepted a "Peace" prize from him astounds me...

Feb. 11 2013 07:26 PM

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