The communists are never aligned with capitalists. They hate capitalism, and capitalists hate them. The Soviets industrialized on their own with amazing five year plans that failed, yet still did enough to stave off Hitler when needed. FDR was a traitor to his class. These are clichés we can hear on the news, in classrooms and even amongst cocktail chatter of the educated. They are also all wrong. These lies are pushed probably because the media functions in the United States are aligned with the interests of the progressive-communist crew. We would all write wonderful resumes for ourselves if we controlled the access to source material and deemed what is an appropriate source or not. There is one writer who researched and wrote about many of these lies decades ago: Antony Sutton. I recommend you read just a few specific books of his.
Before I link to them, a comment on book availability. I have noticed on Amazon.com that books that tell a cathedral unapproved message or the other side (even if affirmed as accurate and are good sellers) seem to be out of print, expensive or under legal battles. In yesterday's post, I mentioned Deb Davis' book on the Washington Post being suppressed. It was a sign she was telling the truth, and a truth the progressives did not like. Solzhenitsyn's last book has never been translated to English. Weird. Sutton's books are not in print and expensive. Anne Williamson's epic on 1990s Russian looting remains unpublished. Holocaust survivor Paul Rassinier's books are expensive and hard to find even on Amazon. Rassinier is called the father of Holocaust denial, yet the man is a minimizer not a denier, but that does not stop the mandarins. Solzhenitsyn knew why, and was marginalized for it. It can be meaningless politically yet still be suppressed like Tim Donaghy's NBA book that David Stern had squashed despite a signed deal.
Sutton wrote a trilogy on the Soviet economy, and discovered that American industry built it. Do not buy the books, just read the three parts here. It is like the American establishment wanted to treat the Soviets like a sociopolitical experiment. Hmmm. Sutton followed this trilogy up with another trio of books that are pretty interesting. The best of these three is the book on Wall Street's funding of the Bolsheviks. It was not just the Jews, even if Jacob Schiff did send millions, but good old JP Morgan and the Rockefellers. Sutton is good but not as strong with his book on Wall Street funding Hitler's rise. His conclusions in chapter twelve are hard to refute, and seem even stronger now. The book on Wall Street and FDR reveal that odd cast of players that supported the Bolsheviks and FDR's rise. It is almost as if this 20th century communist thing had an New York origin. Sutton's book on FDR feels like it could be written today with him following campaign donations and mentioning how the big power players crafted the policy years in advance like we see today. I highly recommend the Wall Street trio, and only use the Soviet economy ones for reference. There had to be some positive to focusing on international trade and finance as an economics major.