Skip to comments.A Hidden History of Evil
Posted on 05/12/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
A Hidden History of Evil
Why doesnt anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?
Though Mikhail Gorbachev is lionized in the West, the untranslated archives suggest a much darker figure.
In the worlds collective consciousness, the word Nazi is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis ideologynationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principleled directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.
For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives. Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War. He stole them in 2003 and fled Russia. Within living memory, they would have been worth millions to the CIA; they surely tell a story about Communism and its collapse that the world needs to know. Yet he cant get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he cant get anyone to take much interest in them at all.
(Excerpt) Read more at city-journal.org ...
Claire’s bio of Margaret Thatcher “There Is No Alternative”:
journalists and academics all loved alger hiss. they always side
with the communists and they control the flow of the narrative.
ernest hemmingway totally misreported spanish civil war but
he never gets called on it. maintained wealth and celebrity status.
I'll give you just one little tiny guess.
Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991?
American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jason McNew
In a bizarre 1984 book [New Lies for Old], ex-KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn predicted the liberalization of the Soviet Bloc and claimed that it would be a strategic deception. ..."
"Golitsyn's argument was that beginning in about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a communist world government."
"Golitsyn published his second book, The Perestroika Deception, after the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. This book contained further analysis of the liberalization, in addition to previously classified memoranda submitted by Golitsyn to the CIA. The two books must be read together to get a complete picture of Golitsyn's thesis."
for later read
Nice find...thank you!
Score another for the French, it was French journalists that wrote The Black Book of Communism.
Claire and her brother Mischa are both top-notch writers. I count their mother as one of my friends.
Great article about the history of communism and it’s creeping deviousness.
Anyone able to translate from the Russian?
I saved the article to my computer.
Eye opening to say the least.
Thanks TigerLikesRooster.Though Mikhail Gorbachev is lionized in the West, the untranslated archives suggest a much darker figure.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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Odd, cannot access and message is Internet connection lost! Soemone doesn’t want this getting wide exposure don’tchaknow.
For anyone interested in a comparison between the evils of the Nazis and the Soviets, I recommend the movie, “The Soviet Story” (2008).
It is quite graphic in content, much of which is interviews with some of the participants.
There are more political science professors and journalists in this country than there are germs. And there are none to be found who have any interest in delving into the detailed workings of a political culture that murdered tens of millions of its people and directed the most pervasive totalitarian state in history? What a bunch of worthless numbnuts.
This will only end after cataclysmic event bordering on Armageddon shakes the foundation of entire Western civilization. I used to be more optimistic, but not anymore.
That looks interesting, thanks for posting.
On the general subject, see the 3rd quote on my FR profile page, the two-paragraph one by Hayek.