A Study Of Communism

A Study Of Communism Contents Who is Your Enemy How Communism Began The Communist Appeal in the U S Life in the Party The Communist Trojan Horse in Action The Communist Underground Bibliography of Major Communist Classics

  • Title: A Study Of Communism
  • Author: J. Edgar Hoover
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Contents Who is Your Enemy How Communism Began The Communist Appeal in the U.S Life in the Party The Communist Trojan Horse in Action The Communist Underground Bibliography of Major Communist Classics.

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    1. J. Edgar Hoover. Very complicated man. Did not like communism.Masters of Deceit is a period piece, from the right's most histrionic moment. With admiration for the (already disgraced) Senator Joseph McCarthy and just one year ahead of former President Truman's denunciation of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Hoover's credibility is suspect. Fifty years later, it is downright surreal.I presume Hoover anticipated a bumpy ride on the promotion circuit. He comes out of the gate swinging, [...]

    2. This is the book Hoover produced at the height of the Cold War for all those loyal Americans who had been calling the FBI every week to denounce their neighbors as suspected Communists. At long last, they could have the straight dope from the Man himself about how to identify the Enemy in their midst. One would expect that a guy running a massive spying organization would be more interested in getting citizens to stop clogging up his switchboards by assuring them that, no, ma’am, your garbagem [...]

    3. Hilarious or frightening, I can't tell which, and neither for the intended reasons. J. Edgar Hoover, if one reads anything about him written in more contemporary times, is known to be a bit, well, crazy. And no stranger to the use of propaganda. Interesting that he writes a book part of which is devoted to exposing the vicious propaganda plots of the communist sympathizers living in 1962's United States. It reads like one long paranoid rant. It also puts into perspective the atrocious gamut of d [...]

    4. A great book about the devastating effects of Communism when enacted within a state. Hoover provides a great analysis on the history of Communism and the destructive consequences it has upon a country's economy and the people's standard of living. Hoover has written a compelling read that sheds light upon the insidious ideology that 'wants equality for all'.

    5. Why the frick did I read this book? I'm still not entirely sure, but it has a lot to do with the fact that I was simply curious what J. Edgar had to say. And that is probably the only somewhat acceptable reason to ever read this book.Most of the book applies only to that time period in which Hoover was writing. Not that communism has stopped existing or even lost its appeal, but the almost scare tactics and the almost conspiracy theory that Hoover uses don't really have a place in our world anym [...]

    6. This was a reread & I gave it 5 stars because for me this book frames that place in time & defines the mindset in much of America. In 1962 my school in suburban Chicago used Masters of Deceit as a text book. 7th & 8th grade Social Studies classes spent September thru December studying this book & the communist/socialist ideology. It was a big deal. The school board had to approve, the PTA had to approve. Were we too young to know these brutal truths they wondered. All adults invo [...]

    7. This was on my bookshelf (don't know where it came from)and it was a short read so I thought I would give it a try. It was written in 1969 and it's interesting to see how things have changed (and stayed the same) ;). It was informative because I did not know anything about the Communist Party USA but it also made me realize I need to read more. It's interesting to see how the Communist Party USA is now in the open and sponsoring such things as the One Nation Rally last week. At the writing of th [...]

    8. My personal view and opinion about this book was that it was a very complicated and opinionated book. You could tell by just reading the first chapter that it was written from a American’s view. I thought that the way he said things in the book could have been toned done a bit and it would have been easier to read and understand. Other thing that was strange about this book is that there weren’t many citations, making his facts a little questionable. One thing about this book is it kept me [...]

    9. Written 55 years ago, I was blown away by how accurate of a picture is painted, the future of America if we let communism take over. I even went to the communist party of America website out of curiosity and they are still speaking in the same language that J Edgar Hoover writes about in this book. I'm really glad that I read it and I recommend it to anyone interested in the sanctity of freedom in America.

    10. Hoover himself was a tyrant but he was also a good writer-assuming he wrote it himself and didn't blackmail somebody into writing this for him which wouldn't surprise me. It's easy to forget there were many acts of espionage and a time in which NATO's victory over the USSR could not be taken for granted.

    11. I read this as a callow early-teens book savant, unaware at the time of Hoover's now-blatantly-obvious bias. I even based a social-studies fair project on it for school. Thankfully, I have learned a bit more since then.

    12. A short review: read this after stumbling across it on my uni library shelves. A cold book written by a zealot. A man who deeply admired communism for its dedication and commitment, and who despised anyone who challenged the status quo. A psychopath?

    13. Fascinating artifact. Preposterous paranoid pathetic evil hypocritical. Laughable lamentable. Harmful shameful.

    14. this is a good example of the sort of propaganda in the United States common in during the height of the Cold War: the paranoia, blind hatred and fear.

    15. I read this after I'd read The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen, mostly because he'd highly touted both this book and its author. Both books were very influential in decisions I made earlier.

    16. hard to give this an objective rating - 5 stars if you read it as a comedy, zero if you take it seriously!

    17. An interesting book if you consider it a psychoanalysis of Hoover himself, not a far and balanced view of communism.

    18. A direct quotation: "COMMARNISMS IS EVIL BECUZ YUO BETTER NOT GO IN THERE HAD BEEN ENOUGHS!1" Very persuasive.

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