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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a Literary Weapon during the Cold War
Flood, Alison
Article
2014
The Guardian
Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA published Boris Pasternak's Nobel-winning novel to sow unrest among Soviets.
Content Magazine - Number 39
January/February 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
Article
2015
The Washington Post
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
A Marxist History of the World part 80: Stalinism: the bitter fruit of revolutionary defeat
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the time when the Bolshevik regime turned in on itself and morphed into a mockery of its socialist ideals.
A Marxist History of the World part 84: State Capitalism in Russia
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
By the end of the 1920s, Stalin's party-state apparatus had become the dominant force in Russian society. A bureaucratic ruling class was formed, and all forms of dissent and resistance were treated a...
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
Red Menace #5
Summer 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Liberatarian Socialist Collective
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
Goodman, Mel
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administ...

Sources Bookshelf

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Book
1982
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Betrayal of Trust
The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Content Magazine - Number 39
January/February 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."


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