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Posts Tagged ‘Communism’

  • Stalin’s American Fanboys: FDR and the Warner Brothers Go to Moscow

    July 7, 2014 • ChronicleComments (2)

    We’ve written before about Mission to Moscow, the pro-Stalin film made by Warner Brothers at FDR’s personal request. Here is a review of it. Try to guess where it’s from. Just as “Mission to Moscow,” which was Joseph E....

  • Sins of the Father: Armand Hammer and the Gores

    February 24, 2014 • ChronicleComments (1)

    The media is probably the most powerful vector in our political infrastructure today. They can destroy, manipulate and build up with their tools while hiding behind constitutional protections. The unspoken power in public discussions is the simple choice of...

  • When FDR Betrayed His Allies

    February 6, 2014 • ChronicleComments (1)

    The twentieth century is a difficult one to understand. Most recent of all but our own, with many of its records undigested or unreleased, it already offers a necessary temporal barrier to comprehension; but on top of that is a political barrier, spawned, in...

  • Pete Seeger: American Communist

    February 5, 2014 • Kulturkampf, NationalComments (0)

    The Red Scare ended decades ago, but the Red Scare Scare lives on. In its obituary of Pete Seeger, the Star Tribune writes that his career “fell apart” for a time “thanks to McCarthy’s witch hunts”; Rolling Stone lauds Seeger for...

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    Doris Lessing: The Death of a Useful Idiot

    November 21, 2013 • InternationalComments (0)

    Doris Lessing died last weekend. She was an Anglosphere writer who peaked decades ago—did she even have a peak worth discussing?—but was lavished with praise throughout her career. She was from Rhodesia, but attacked Rhodesia and celebrated the failed...

  • The Hollywood Ten: Was McCarthy Right?

    October 8, 2013 • ChronicleComments (1)

    After the end of the Second World War, the House Un-American Activities Committee began to investigate Communism within the film industry. Many in the industry were accused of Communist Party membership or disseminating Communist propaganda; many careers were...