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Peter Jennings – Hiroshima: Why the Bomb was Dropped (1995)

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Rapid or moderate pace of industrialization in the Soviet Union – what was at stake? (A brief overview)

This is a modified excerpt from a recent discussion I’ve had concerning the nature and role of the industrialization process in the early years of the Soviet Union. True, industrialization did start under the Tsarist rule, but rapid industrialization, the … Continue reading

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union Reconsidered by Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny (May 10, 2014)

http://mltoday.com/the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-reconsidered We argued that the Soviet Union did not collapse because socialism failed. Rather, the system of socialism based on collective or state ownership of property and state planning proved a remarkable success, particularly from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny, part 2

I just ran into some older screenshots (forgot all about them ’cause I read the first half of the book and only after a few months continued with the second half) which still seem extremely relevant. Of course, I strongly … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “Stalin – Man of Contradiction” by Kenneth Neill Cameron

Page 67: Page 70: Page 89: Page 124: Page 134:

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Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny

See my selection of excerpts from the first part of the book here. Page 259: Page 337: Page 436: Page 444: Pages 447-449: Page 479:

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Frequently expressed drivel (FED instead of an FAQ), part 1

FED: The USSR entered the fight against the Nazis only after UK stood alone for almost two years. This is because Stalin was allied with Hitler before June 1941. Re: Actually, the Soviet Union started actively opposing Nazism and Fascism … Continue reading

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