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highly recommended book - dupes by paul kengorFive GoldenYak (tm) award

A good portion of the book is available for browsing (click on the picture of the front cover at amazon.com).

“... here is a critical point and lesson: under communism, totally different national cultures, from all over the globe, sharing only communism as their common characteristic, all committed mass violence against their populations. This violence was an institutional policy of the new revolutionary order. Its scope and inhumanity far exceeded anything in the national past of these cultures”

“ ...a roughly 70-year period that equates to almost 40,000 deaths per day.”

And foolishly, the author even seems to avoid the socialist regimes of Hitler and Mussolini.

This a long book of over 500 pages with another 100 pages of references.

Dupes is heavily researched and wide-ranging. it traces communist infiltration and propaganda from early in the 20th century.

Most particularly, it concentrates on Communist front organisations with their penetration of leftist and soft liberal groups in the USA.

The title comes from the constant duping of lefties, hiding behind lefties and persuading lefties to support communist objectives.

The book’s timeline goes back to President Wilson, through Franklin Roosevelt, right up to Barack Obama.

There are sections on Hollywood dupes, on Vietnam dupes, on Carter and on the House Committee on Unamerican Activities [McCarthy].

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Another 2003 book on similar topics is Useful Idiots by Charen.Three GoldenYak (tm) award

This book has over 250 pages plus notes and index.

There is a useful section on Central America, not covered in Dupes.

It is easier to read read than Dupes, but it is already somewhat out of date and much less detailed.

Dupes: how America’s adversaries have manipulated progressives for a century by Paul Kengor
Dupes: how America's adversaries have manipulated progressives for a century by Paul Kengor

Intercollegiate Studies Institute,1st edition, 2010
ISBN-10: 1935191756
ISBN-13: 978-1935191759
$9.71 [amazon.com]

ISI Books; 2nd edition, 2010
£25.60 [amazon.co.uk]

Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First by Mona Charen
Useful idiots by Charen, pbk

Harper Paperbacks, 2004
ISBN-10: 0060579412
ISBN-13: 978-0060579418
$11.86 [amazon.com]

Regnery Publishing Inc, hbk, 2003
ISBN-10: 0895261391
ISBN-13: 978-0895261397

Useful idiots by Charen, hbk

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