With the Olympics underway, one particular issue had been bothering me since the very beginning: the introduction. The introduction glorified the Soviet Union as a grand experiment and social revolution, to paraphrase. This is mind boggling to me: Stalin killed far more of his own people than Hitler did. (Not questioning the evil of either of them, merely affirming that in the hierarchy of evil Stalin is right up there).
This sentiment was well reflected in Jonah Goldberg’s article: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/371099/russia-euphemisms-jonah-goldberg
In a non-political interesting fact, apparently CROCODILES CAN CLIMB TREES. Yes, you heard me right. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/12/study-crocodiles-are-able-to-climb-trees/