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
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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
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Kim Jong Il

KIM JONG IL On the Art of Opera

Kim Jong Il
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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
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Much quoted and seldom read

Introduction to Leninism as Ideology.

G. Neil Harding
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Essential Works

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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On Imperialism and Imperialists

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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Chairman Mao Tse Tung

Political power comes from the barrel of a gun

On Guerrilla Warfare

Chairman Mao Tse Tung
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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.
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