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A Hidden History of Evil
City Journal ^ | 05/12/10 | Claire Berlinski

Posted on 05/12/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Claire Berlinski

A Hidden History of Evil

Why doesn’t 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 world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led 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 Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War.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 can’t get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he can’t get anyone to take much interest in them at all.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: claireberlinski; communism; evil; godsgravesglyphs; gorbachev; marxism; marxismleninism; nazi; nazism; russia; russians; soviet; soviets; sovietunion; taboo; ussr

1 posted on 05/12/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Claire’s bio of Margaret Thatcher “There Is No Alternative”:

http://berlinski.com/?q=thatcher


2 posted on 05/12/2010 7:35:35 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


3 posted on 05/12/2010 7:36:02 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?

I'll give you just one little tiny guess.


4 posted on 05/12/2010 7:36:52 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Something to at least consider...

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."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/01/did_communism_fake_its_own_dea.html

5 posted on 05/12/2010 7:38:07 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Bookmarked


6 posted on 05/12/2010 7:41:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: ETL

for later read


7 posted on 05/12/2010 7:44:44 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Nice find...thank you!


8 posted on 05/12/2010 7:47:00 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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Bukovsky’s book about the story that these documents tell, Jugement à Moscou, has been published in French, Russian, and a few other Slavic languages, but not in English.

Score another for the French, it was French journalists that wrote The Black Book of Communism.

9 posted on 05/12/2010 7:50:57 PM PDT by 1066AD
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With lot more conservative in U.S. than Europe, American left must feel less secure and thus more threatened by books like Bukovsky’s.
10 posted on 05/12/2010 8:04:19 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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Claire and her brother Mischa are both top-notch writers. I count their mother as one of my friends.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 8:11:35 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Great article about the history of communism and it’s creeping deviousness.

Anyone able to translate from the Russian?


12 posted on 05/12/2010 8:17:23 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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I saved the article to my computer.

Eye opening to say the least.


13 posted on 05/12/2010 8:33:07 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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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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14 posted on 05/12/2010 8:33:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Odd, cannot access and message is Internet connection lost! Soemone doesn’t want this getting wide exposure don’tchaknow.


15 posted on 05/12/2010 8:46:51 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

For anyone interested in a comparison between the evils of the Nazis and the Soviets, I recommend the movie, “The Soviet Story” (2008).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305871/

It is quite graphic in content, much of which is interviews with some of the participants.


16 posted on 05/12/2010 9:07:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


17 posted on 05/12/2010 9:48:12 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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Because they themselves subscribe to variation of the murderous cult. They cannot attack their own faith, which in turn ruin their own credibility.

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.

18 posted on 05/12/2010 9:53:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BTTT!


19 posted on 05/13/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 3:55:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Talisker
You forgot Gorby's ally, Maurice Strong, who also has a curious lifetime pass when it comes to scrutiny. Glenn Beck will soon discover that everything comes back to Green Gorby as the real wizard behind all the Communists in Crime Inc.


21 posted on 05/14/2010 9:33:44 PM PDT by spycatcher
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