The president and John Paul II attacked communism
in very different ways.
On February 1, 1950, the State Department came to this extraordinary conclusion: "The choice confronting the United States is to support the French in Indochina or face the extension of communism
over the remainder of the continental area of Southeast Asia, and possibly further westward.
It is a cultural project put forward in opposition to the alternative to Arab socialism as a means of fighting the three forces against Islam: Zionism, Crusaderism, and Communism
After all, communism
is a reality that still needs to be judged.
The disintegration of the Soviet Union will also be a boon to the New York building industry, which will now be commissioned to build permanent United Nations embassies for each of the dozen or more independent republics that will emerge from the rubble of communism
And it was also the time of an ongoing, intensive, world-defining struggle between the West and Soviet Communism
, and Allende was widely believed to be deeply in the penumbra of the latter power.
Many African leaders viewed the democratic West with suspicion, and Communism
with an open mind.
Time's Strobe Talbott decreed in 1982 that it was "wishful thinking to predict that international Communism
some day will either self-destruct or so exhaust itself in internecine conflict that other nations will no longer be threatened.
Tariq Ali opens with a fireside chat, reminding us that other worlds are always possible; and that the fate of communism
Originally written in letter form in response to inquiries from American historian Theodore Draper as he was researching his The Roots of American Communism
(1957) and American Communism
and Soviet Russia (1960), this work by Cannon, by then a leading figure in the Socialist Workers Party (US), recalls Cannon's involvement in the first ten years of the Communist Party of the United States, from its founding in 1919 until his expulsion in 1928 for his attempt to found a Left Opposition in the Party sympathetic to Leon Trotsky's critique of the direction of the Comintern.
Although the arguments the popes put forward are complex, they can be reduced to one basic principle: communism
(Scientific Socialism) denies the dignity of the human person, particularly by denying human freedom.
remained his real love--and the source of his broken heart.
After all, for the past decade and a half these same experts have been pointing to the alleged demise of the KGB as the primary evidence supporting their claim that communism
and the Soviet Union, and Iran was seen as a potential target for the spread of Soviet Communism
In the end, though, segregationists failed in using the specter of Communism
to prevent the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.