Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) was one of the most prolific authors of all time. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, worked on Latin documents, and made himself very well-informed about Christianity, but turned against it. But he was extremely naive about Jews; bear this in mind.

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Stalin

J. McCabe, Rationalists Encyclopaedia

Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich (b. 1879). He is the son of a Georgian shoemaker, and was educated in a seminary, but expelled from it as "unsuitable" for the priesthood. He had adopted radical opinions, and he then joined the Social Democratic Party and worked with remarkable energy and self-sacrifice. He was sent into exile five times, but always escaped and resumed his work. He was in the Duma in 1913, edited Pravda, and distinguished himself as a general in the White War (1919-20). He succeeded Lenin as Secretary of the Communist Party. He is, like all the leading Communists, in Atheist, and it is now generally agreed that he is one of the greatest statesmen in Europe and a distinguished strategist.

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