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The Iron Heel by Jack London

    Jack London curls up his lip and snarls like one of the wolves in his Klondike adventures in this 1908 dystopian novel.    If The Jungle was the Socialists’ way of showing how they saw the world and the worker’s plight and Looking Backwards was a lofty vision of …

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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

  In our second installment of the (un) Holy Trinity of Socialist Literature series I cover this 1888 Utopian novel by Edward Bellamy.   This novel was very, very well received in the United States and brought socialism out of the realm of bomb throwing anarchists and into fine, respectable …

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

In the first installment of the (un)holy trinity of American socialist literature, I cover Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.  This book goes down as one of the great books of socialist literature AND one of the great ones of the 20th Century.   I briefly sum up the book and explain …

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Communist Manifesto – Let’s Get The Party Started!

  We’re getting the party started today with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel’s 1848 The Communist Manifesto and discussing the basics of the philosophy of communism.   We’ll dig into this subject a little more before moving on to pre-Soviet history. This “book” wasn’t the first introduction of communism to the …

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Introduction to the Cold War Cast

Finally!   The Cold War Cast is up and running.   In this brief introduction I introduce myself and discuss my plans for this podcast.   Episode One will be up shortly.   http://media.blubrry.com/coldwarcast/p/www.coldwarcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Intro2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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