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  • n. Plural form of kulak.


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  • The interests of the whole revolution require this because ‘the last decisive battle’ with the kulaks is now under way everywhere.

    Matthew Yglesias » Geithner on Nationalization

  • And when Lenin called kulaks bloodsuckers, he was following in the footsteps of a founder of Europe's revolutionary tradition, Robespierre, who said, "If the rich farmers persist in sucking the people's blood ...."

    Man Of The Century, Alas

  • For Stalin, the kulaks were the devil incarnate, so were the social democrats, or Trotsky, or his other fellow communists.

    What Was Fascism?

  • The Leningrad workers were aroused by the political trend in favor of the rich peasants " the so-called kulaks " and a policy aimed at one-country socialism.

    My Life

  • "kulaks" -- those mythical scapegoats for the hunger in Russia -- but ordinary peasants.


  • The largest action of the Great Terror, Operation 00447, was aimed chiefly at "kulaks," which is to say peasants who had already been oppressed during collectivization.

    Holocaust: The Ignored Reality

  • Figes describes incident after incident of how this was done by force; the peasants who resisted were labeled "kulaks" (fists) as if they were an objective social-economic category of exploiters themselves.

    In Stalin's Trap

  • We are repeatedly assured these days that an exclusive academic focus on cultural rather than biological differences among people is necessary to prevent group animosity, although the historical record e.g., the extermination of "kulaks" in the Ukraine should raise severe questions about this contemporary consensus.

    Archive 2005-12-04

  • The Soviets are only genocidaires if they want to wipe every last Ukrainian off the face of the planet; if all they want to do is eliminate the kulaks, that isn’t genocide, merely state-sponsored mass murder.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Garzon and the Trouble with International Law”

  • Grossman equates the destruction of "kulaks" with the destruction of European Jewry, again putting his own thoughts into the mouth of a former accomplice to evil.

    BrothersJudd Blog


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