Similar, albeit disparate voices of protest pushed Stalin to the continuous expansion of the repressed. Planning show trials, he seems to have foreseen the consequences to which they lead. His initial political goal was the extermination of the most hated enemies and causing a deadly blow to the IV International. However, he did not calculate the force of impact. Revealing the inner logic of the subsequent repression, Trotsky wrote: "The continued success of Stalin (in the fight against inner-oppozitsiyami.- VR), since 1923, gradually led him to believe that the historical process you can cheat or rape. The Moscow trials represent the highest point of this policy of deception and violence. At the same time ... every new cheating requires a double deception for its maintaining; every violence extends the range of necessary violence ... The world is affected not only by force of will and perseverance, many low-lying intellectual resources and political means. No cheat or rape the historical process can not be. Processes, apparently struck by all the bureaucracy, with the exception of a handful of dedicated negligible. No one understood why these processes are needed, no one believed that the danger from the opposition so great, ".
Kierkegaard and Heidegger
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