Stalinism is Alive and Well
I once heard Prof. Moshe Samet say that ultra-orthodoxy is one of the last Stalinist societies on Earth. I would change his statement a bit and say that many ultra-orthodox rabbis, not all of them, and surely not all ultra-orthodox Jews, would like it to be this way. Here is more evidence. Control what they know and maybe they’ll be more obedient.
Update: Hirhurim thinks that this might be a hoax, but the whole post is worth it just to see this comment that it elicited from Gil (whom I assume is “Hirhurim”).
I got this off a blog to which I will not link but whose author is not capable of writing this kind of ban.