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Detailed Short Reference to 'Communism' with Thorough Documentation,
This review is from: Behind Communism (Paperback)The notes here are based on my copy of an undated booklet, with about 120 maps and unsourced illustrations, which judging by internal evidence -- Korean War, but Stalin still alive, Hollywood -- was published about 1952, in the USA. There were some spelling errors - these may or may not have been corrected later in the more recent edition - I don't know.
The original 96-page booklet had details of Jews and the myth of persecution, up ot the point where Jews began to be expelled in the 13th century. The period marked by the evictions -- 1300 to 1650 -- also marks the period of the Renaissance. Britton goes on to deal mostly with the lead-up to World War I, Russia and the 'Russian Revolution', Germany and Rosa Luxemburg, and Hungary and Bela Kun. Then there's a big gap, missing the entire period of the 1930s and Second World War, resuming with the USA of about 1950. It looks to me that Britton's text was prepared before the 1930s, the final part, on Iron Curtain dictators, atom spies and Hollywood, 'Atom Spies' and 'New York - Jew capital of the world' being tacked on later. Possibly a shorter version was published in the 1920s or 1930s.
Frank L. Britton gives no autobiographical information, not even whether Britton was his actual name. (Could he have been a frank Briton?)
His blurb says: '... Unfortunately, any deep-down discussion of communism and Marxism involves the Jewish question. We cannot honestly discuss the subject without revealing -- and commenting on -- the fact that the founders of Russian communism were Jewish. Neither can we ignore the fact that all but a few top leadership of the American communist party -- including the recently convicted spys -- are of the same race. ...'
His sources were
Encylopedia Britannica (Corporation was purchased by the Julius Rosenwald interests in 1920)
Funk & Wagnall's Jewish Encyclopedia
Not to be confused with the 10 volume "Universal Jewish Encyclopedia," published by Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., New York, 1939. Both, however, are authoritative Jewish publications, compiled by and for Jews.
Valentine's Jewish Encyclopedia, Shapiro Valentine Co., London - 1938. England.
Outline of History, third edition, by H. G. Wells.
Obviously the then-recent material on the atom and New York must have come from news sources or then-modern reference books.
Falls short of being exhaustive, and omits e.g. Khazars, 'Holocaust' and related topics, industrialisation, and much of the history of ideas, especially the 'Torah' and so on, and whether other 'communisms', for example in China, had the same roots. The reproductions of photos are mostly unsourced, so it's impossible to be sure what some of them show.
However it's a good shortish facty summary of Russian 'Communism'
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2012 03:20:38 GMT
This review refers to the 1952 edition and not the updated 2012 version, which is three times as big and far better than the original.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 22:12:07 GMT
Glad to hear it.
Shouldn't the author of the new part add his/her name[s]?
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