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Communism



  • The Price of Self-Delusion

    by Ronald Radosh

    Paul Robeson, the towering figure of American arts, athletics, and civil rights activism, was also an unapologetic Stalinist. Failing to acknowledge this checkered legacy ultimately does a disservice to the goals he fought for.



  • Around the World with Mao Zedong

    by Ian Johnson

    Julia Lovell's "Maoism: A Global History" traces the surprisingly wide influence of Chinese Communism. 



  • Was Eric Hobsbawm a dangerous Communist?

    He was branded a Stalinist, and was spied on for decades by MI5, but was the famous historian a hardliner and renegade? His private papers tell a different story.



  • Communist Parades Gave the CIA What They Needed

    Some of the best opportunities for Western intelligence to get a picture – literally – of Soviet capabilities were presented by the USSR itself at public military parades.


  • The FBI’s Maoist Faction

    by Aaron J. Leonard

    A secret FBI plan to divide the Communist Party of the United States by starting a Maoist faction is finally coming to light.



  • The cautionary tale of the Bolshevik revolution

    by Niall Ferguson

    A century ago it was the West’s great blunder to think it would not matter if Lenin and his confederates took over the Russian Empire. Incredible as it may seem, I believe we are capable of repeating that catastrophic error.