Tag Archives: Communism

Book Review: The Spanish Civil War (Ranzato)

The Spanish Civil War, by Gabrielle Ranzato You know a book about the Spanish Civil War is not going to be any good when it is part of a Traveller’s history series and views the rapine and theft and violence … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Naked Communist

The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen Having heard that this book was a terrible propaganda volume written about communism, I was disappointed in reading this work to only find trivially obvious truth about the behavior of Marx, American Communists, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gramsci And Contemporary Politics

Gramsci And Contemporary Politics:  Beyond Pessimism Of The Intellect, by Anne Showstack Sassoon If you are viewing Gramsci as a positive influence in your political thinking, I don’t really want anything to do with you.  That said, it is still … Continue reading

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Comrade Britney, Or The Subtle Problems Of Envy

One of the more ridiculous news stories yesterday was that Britney Spears, noted singer, declared an interest in the redistribution of wealth.  This statement prompted a wide variety of socialists to cheer on that she had expressed a commitment to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bolivia Reader

The Bolivia Reader:  History, Culture, Politics, edited by Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragan, Xavier Albo, Seemin Qayum, and Mark Goodale This is a terrible book.   Coming in at roughly 700 pages of material, I cannot recommend this book for anyone to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stalin’s Genocides

Stalin’s Genocides, by Norman M. Naimark It is an odd thing to read a small set of personal essays about a subject like Stalin’s genocides.  Indeed, the subject of Stalin’s genocides is a contentious one because of the way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism

Marxism:  Philosophy And Economics, by Thomas Sowell This book is a heady one, one of the earlier written books by the author, and one that seeks, through a close reading of the writings of Marx and Engels, to explain what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume III, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn This third volume closes the massive and sprawling work by Solzhenitsyn on the gulag, and brings with it a certain melancholy sense of frustration and futility on the part of both the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume I

The Gulag Archipelago:  An Experiment In Literary Investigation:  Volume I, by Alexsandr I. Solzhenitsyn This book is without a doubt a classic, and it is one that I have been familiar with for a long time, but which I only … Continue reading

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