The Role of Leadership Perceptions and of Intent in the Soviet Famine of 1931 – 1934

@article{Ellman2005TheRO,
  title={The Role of Leadership Perceptions and of Intent in the Soviet Famine of 1931 – 1934},
  author={M. Ellman},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={57},
  pages={823 - 841}
}
  • M. Ellman
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
[Lenin in 1891 – 92] spoke out sharply and definitely against feeding the starving. His position, to the extent that I can now remember it, and I remember it well since I frequently argued with him about it, was as follows. The famine is the direct result of a definite social system. While that system exists such famines are inevitable. To eliminate famines is possible, but only by destroying this system. Being in this sense inevitable, the current famine is playing the role of a progressive… Expand
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