The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

Gabriel Rockhill, Ph.D.v It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized minutia, or floating in the abstruse clouds of high-minded theory, intellectuals are frequently portrayed as not only cut off from political realityContinue reading “The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left”

Isaac Asimov Reviews ‘1984’

Originally published in The New York Times. REVIEW OF 1984 By Isaac Asimov I’ve been writing a four-part article for Field Newspaper Syndicate at the beginning of each year for several years now and in 1980, mindful of the approach of the year 1984, FNS asked me to write a thorough critique of George Orwell’sContinue reading “Isaac Asimov Reviews ‘1984’”

Thoughts on Georges Soria’s Denunciation of “Trotskyism in the Service of Franco”

by Espresso Stalinist Recently I was reading a PDF of the 1938 pamphlet Trotskyism in the Service of Franco: Facts and Documents on the Activities of the P.O.U.M. in Spain by Georges Soria. Soria was a representative in Spain of the French communist paper L’Humanité and also wrote for the International Press Correspondence of theContinue reading “Thoughts on Georges Soria’s Denunciation of “Trotskyism in the Service of Franco””

On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU

George Gruenthal Book Review:  Khrushchev Lied, by Grover Furr Prof. Grover Furr has done a great service to Marxist-Leninists and all revolutionaries and to all those who are interested in historical truth. He has picked out 61 major statements from Khrushchev’s 20th Congress speech, checked them against other material, especially from the Russian archives thatContinue reading “On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU”

Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941”

As always, the publication of an article does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. – Espresso Stalinist. by Grover Furr, from Cultural Logic, Volume 1, Number 2, Spring 1998 Robert W. Thurston, Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934-1941. (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996). $30.00. Anti-Stalinism Hurts Workers, BuildsContinue reading “Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941””

American Party of Labor: Insights into Socialist Albania from “Pickaxe and Rifle”

William Ash’s Pickaxe and Rifle: the Story of the Albanian People is a comprehensive, diversified, in-depth study and explanation of the experiences and the social system of the tiny, formerly Marxist-Leninist Balkan country. Ash was invited to travel to the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania in 1969. He visited again in 1971. He was given the opportunityContinue reading “American Party of Labor: Insights into Socialist Albania from “Pickaxe and Rifle””

Anna Louise Strong: “Stalin”

by Anna Louise Strong The Soviets Expected It, The Dial Press, New York, 1941, pp. 46-64 YEARS AGO, when I first lunched with President Roosevelt just after he had seen H. G. Wells, I found that of all the subjects in the Soviet Union the one that interested him the most was the personality ofContinue reading “Anna Louise Strong: “Stalin””

Book Review: Bruce Cumings’ North Korea: Another Country

BY SOPHIA SOLIVIO Bruce Cumings is the Chairperson of the History Department and Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College at the University of Chicago. In 1975, he received his PhD from Columbia University. Cumings’ professional and academic credentials make his compilation of complaints primarily in regard to theContinue reading “Book Review: Bruce Cumings’ North Korea: Another Country”

JFK secretly freed rapists, drug dealers and Mafia hitmen to kill Castro and curb threat of Communism, claims explosive new book

Revelations made by journalist Bill Deane in new book ‘Smooth Criminal’ It tells story of alleged CIA spy and ‘one-man crime wave’ Dave Riley Claims criminals allowed on ‘crime sprees’ in US when not working for CIA Deane: ‘Riley was typical recruit: Intelligent, ambitious and without morals’ While JFK did not order the programme, Deane says heContinue reading “JFK secretly freed rapists, drug dealers and Mafia hitmen to kill Castro and curb threat of Communism, claims explosive new book”

Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo

FRIDAY 28 JULY 2006 The most blighted nation on earth goes to the polls this weekend – more in hope than expectation that stability and peace might result. In Congo, mass suffering has been a way of life ever since the Belgian King Leopold enslaved millions in the 19th century. Paul Vallely traces the storyContinue reading “Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo”

“United Fruit Co.” by Pablo Naruda

Neruda wrote this poem in 1950 to bring attention to injustices brought upon the native populations of Central and South America that were a result of American companies (and the U.S. government with the help of the CIA) and dictators throughout the region who exploited their labor and forcefully suppressed democratic movements. ENGLISH TRANSLATION UnitedContinue reading ““United Fruit Co.” by Pablo Naruda”

Lies concerning the history of the Soviet Union

From Hitler to Hearst, from Conquest to Solzhenitsyn: the history of the millions of people who allegedly were incarcerated and died in the labour camps of the Soviet Union and as a result of starvation during Stalin’s time. Speech by Mario Sousa, KPML (r) Sweden Translated and presented to the Stalin Society by Ella RuleContinue reading “Lies concerning the history of the Soviet Union”

Mark Twain on the French Revolution

“There were two ‘Reigns of Terror,’ if we would but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shuddersContinue reading “Mark Twain on the French Revolution”

“My Life With Enver” Nexhmije Hoxha’s Memoirs (Part 4)

12. Towards a free life – in the mountains After being on duty with the partisans in the mountains, I left Tirana on March 20th; the city I would not return to until its liberation. Along with my joy, I also felt an emptiness in my soul. I was leaving the city in which IContinue reading ““My Life With Enver” Nexhmije Hoxha’s Memoirs (Part 4)”

“My Life With Enver” Nexhmije Hoxha’s Memoirs (Part 3)

(Above) Anti-fascist demonstration in Tirana where Nexhmije saw Enver for the first time. They would later meet in a Partisan safehouse. 9. In Kucaka. Another Yugoslav emissary In Kucaka, near Korca, I met-up again with Enver. It had been a long time we had seen each other and we spent some time talking. He toldContinue reading ““My Life With Enver” Nexhmije Hoxha’s Memoirs (Part 3)”