The Greanville Post | June 21, 2018
While the Western media and bourgeois academia have no problem rehabilitating the image of international war criminals like George W Bush and his camarilla, or even Hitler, the venom against hardcore communist leaders, or those who oppose the US capitalist empire, remains fierce and unyielding.
The technique of dressing up anti-communist propaganda as ‘objective truth’ is the stock in trade of all academic departments and professors of ‘Soviet Studies.’
From George Orwell to Robert Conquest to Solzenytsin, very few people have bothered to check the sources on which they base their sweeping anti-communist ‘conclusions’.
Professor Grover Furr, a talented linguist and Historian, with an interest in the USSR, Stalin and the communist movement, has done just that, and it is his evaluation of ALL the sources and ALL the footnotes that allows him to reach an authoritative opinion on the true value of these ‘bibles of anti-communism. It turns out that the overwhelmingly reactionary Polish and Ukrainian sources are ALL biased, or outright fabrications.
Professor Furr has evaluated the most prominent sources of the bourgeois anti-communist myths: “The Great Terror” by R. Conquest and “Bloodlands” by Timothy Snider. What’s more he has dissected the most prominent “socialist” sources of anti-communist and anti-Stalin myths – those put forward by Khrushchev in his “secret speech” (secret as far as the citizens of the USSR were concerned, but broadcast widely to the imperialists as a symbol of surrender; and to the international communist movement, demoralising and disorganising it most profoundly to this day), that marked the beginning of the revisionist counter-revolution in the USSR, and the ultimate dissolution of Soviet Socialism into ‘market Socialism’ and then outright counter-revolutionary gangster capitalism.
He has also broken down the anti-communist, anti-Soviet and anti-Stalin lies of Trotsky and the Trotskyites.
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