Vladimir Ulayvich Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. During the dying days of Czarist regime in Russia, he was part of an active Nihilist group based in St Petersburg and was engaged in the anti-czarist politics.
Where is Voltaire when needed? Where is the voice that proclaimed “you are saying nonsense but I would give my life so you can continue to do it”? Voltaire has been dead for centuries and his body is dust delivered to the eons.
Repeating that the modern state can be a complement to the human individuality and personality - is a common mistake, a lie, or a hopeless hope.
In this essay, I will deal with the historical development of the supremacy of the principle of state sovereignty over the principle of self-determination though the lens of minority rights protection.