Reading List — Authoritarian Left

Communism is not love.
It is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Tse-tung

Kristen Ghodsee

The Left Side of History: WWII and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe

Kristen Ghodsee

Analyses the growing nostalgia for communism in Eastern Europe, in the light of post-Communist inequalities

Samir Amin

THE LIBERAL VIRUS: Permanent War and the Americanization of the world

Samir Amin

Scathing and erudite critique by a prominent Marxist who long ago distanced himself from Soviet Marxism, then Maoism

Kim Jong Il

Fidel Castro

Capitalism in Crisis: Globalization and World Politics Today

Fidel Castro

The Cuban ex-President’s take on economic justice and the new global order

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Much quoted and seldom read

Chairman Mao Tse Tung

Political power comes from the barrel of a gun

Quotations from Mao Tse-Tung (The Little Red Book)

Chairman Mao Tse Tung

Quotations and Sayings of Chairman Mao, a compact overview of Maoist ideology.