Paul Robeson Quote

From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot! It is the government's duty to put down any opposition to this really free society with a firm hand, and I hope they will always do it, for I already regard myself at home here. This is home to me. I feel more kinship to the Russian people under their new society than I ever felt anywhere else. It is obvious that there is no terror here, that all the masses of every race are contented and support their government.


"'I Am at Home' Says Robeson at Reception in Soviet Union", Daily Worker (15 January 1935)

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From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot!...

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From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot!...

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From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot!...

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From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot!...