Sasha wants to be a hero and a Communist like his dad. He could never be like Comrade Stalin, of course. Stalin is the great Leader and Teacher. He is even more than that. On the radio and in the newspapers Stalin is called a brilliant genius of humanity, and the great architect of communism, and the banner, pride, and hope of the progressive world, and the father of nations, and the ingenious thinker and scholar, and many other wonderful names. Though Sasha doesn’t understand them all, he agrees with all of them.