A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 19, 2013
“Trust is good, control is better”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Questions, Answers, Questions;
From the Biography of a German Marxist

By Robert Havemann
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1972
Pg. 51:
Lenin is supposed to have said: Trust is good, control is better. Mistrust of everyone is the basic mood in a beleaguered fortress. The hidden enemy, the fifth column is scented everywhere.

Google Books
The Chess Artist:
Genius, Obsession, and the World’s Oldest Game

By J. C. Hallman
New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press)
2003
Pg. ?:
Kirsan had been known to quote Stalin —”Trust is good, control is better”—and chess was the tool he was using to unify and mollify his people.

Google Books
Willy Brandt:
Prisoner of His Past

By Viola Herms Drath
Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books
2005
Pg. 96:
In wanting to elevate the principle of renunciation of force to an all-European doctrine, he never has lost sight of his favorite dictum: Trust is good, control is better.

The Church of Rationality
25/05/2008
Lenin Was Wrong
(...)
A quote which (interestingly?) has become a German proverb and is ascribed to Lenin is: “Trust is good, control is better.” This article (German) says that although no source can be found for this quote, it sums up his views on the topic pretty accurately. It seems Lenin got this completely wrong. Like so many things.

OCLC WorldCat record
Trust is good, control is better? : the European agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice
Author: Katharina Günter
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2012.
Dissertation: Konstanz, Univ., Bachelorarb., 2012.
Edition/Format: Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : English

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, October 19, 2013 • Permalink