Haunted by the Ghost of Lenin Reply

Neo-communism has gained in popularity in recent years, which I find to be a very negative development, mostly because, unlike neo-nazism and neo-fascism, it doesn’t receive the universal condemnation of civil society, opinion leaders, and the new clerisy (except for the FOX News blowhards that use it as a bogeyman and do more harm than good).

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THE DIALECTICS OF DICTATORSHIP: COMMUNISM AND ITS LEGACY Reply

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IT can be argued, and with sufficient reason, that the world already contains enough books on Communism to fill the Grand Canyon. What makes this text so different, however, is that it not only provides a theoretical and practical exposé of one of the world’s most destructive ideologies, but also offers a more contemporary reflection on Communism and the way in which we can approach it in light of the twenty-first century. With contributions drawn from a variety of political backgrounds – including Anarchist, New Right and Revolutionary Conservative thinkers – this book will serve as the perfect handbook to the thoughts and actions of Marx, Lenin, Stalin and various others from this authoritarian milieu. The contributors are Troy Southgate (Editor), K.R. Bolton, Keith Preston, Robert Steuckers, Tomislav Sunic and Dimitris Michalopoulos. Chapters include Karl Marx: Profile and Assessment; Rerum Novarum and After: The Catholic Response to Communism; Distinguishing Features of the Russian Bolshevik Party; The Loyal Companionship: Communism and the Orthodox Church; Red Alert: The German Left and the First World War; Dysgenics of a Communist Killing Field: The Croatian Bleiburg; The Development of Stalinism; Alexander Zinoviev as a Lucid Rebel; All Work and No Play: Who Really Benefits from the Marxist Obsession with Labour?; Marxism: Its Historic Role and Intellectual Legacy; and Marxism Repeats itself: First as Tragedy, Second as Farce.

Too Quickly Forgotten: Communism’s Corpses Reply

Isn’t it interesting that the Antifa just can’t seem to get all that worked up about any of this?

By Doug Bandow

CATO Institute

Among America’s more important actors and singers is Paul Robeson, born a century ago. An impressive talent who struggled against pervasive racism, Robeson would seem to deserve the centennial celebration of his life beginning this month. Unfortunately, he had an ugly side: He was an avowed communist who received the Stalin Peace Prize in 1952.

Anyone can make a mistake, but Robeson knew what he was doing. In 1949, he met in Moscow with his friend, Yiddish author Itzik Feffer, who informed Robeson of the start of Joseph Stalin’s anti-Semitic purges. Robeson told reporters on his return to the United States that “I heard no word about” anti-Semitism. Feffer was later murdered by Stalin.

One wonders how Robeson, who died in 1976, would have responded to the collapse of communism. A few unrepentant communists remain: two dozen fill Sunset Hall, a Los Angeles home for the aged begun by Unitarians. The facility sports a picture of Robeson, a bust of Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, and books on Marxism, Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and leading Bolshevik Leon Trotsky.

Sunset Hall’s residents spend their time pining for the good ol’ days. At age 8, Glady Foreman, now 90, was labeled a “little socialist” by her father. She predicts that “socialism, crushed to the Earth, will rise again.”

Jacob Darnov, 101, was a messenger for the early Soviet army. He unashamedly proclaims that Lenin is “the greatest politician we ever had in this world.”

Wayne Friedlander, who ran Sunset Hall until recently, says that these people “are the giants,” to whom he, a former member of Students for a Democratic Society, owes an enormous debt. “Giants.”

Yes, giant fools. What else can one call people who promoted, and still defend, the most murderous philosophy in human history?

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