The Naked Communist was a best seller in the early 1960s, selling than 1.5 million copies It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages In this hard hitting book an urgent need is finally fulfilled In one exciting, readable volume, the incredible storyThe Naked Communist was a best seller in the early 1960s, selling than 1.5 million copies It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages In this hard hitting book an urgent need is finally fulfilled In one exciting, readable volume, the incredible story of Communism is graphically told We believe this to be the most vivid and comprehensive book on the subject ever published It contains a distillation of than a hundred books and treatises on Communism, many written by Marxist authors We see the Communist the way he sees himself stripped of propaganda and pretense Hence the title, The Naked Communist Here is explained Communism s amazing appeal, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts even its secret time table of conquest Vital questions are clearly answered Who gave Russia the A bomb How did the FBI fight the battle of the underground Why did the West lose 600 million allies after World War II What really happened in Korea What is Communism s great secret weapon Is there an answer to Communism What lies ahead
The Naked Communist The Naked Communist was a best seller in the early s selling than million copies It found its way into the libraries of the CIA the FBI the White House and homes all across America and ove
So apparently this book is being reprinted for it s 60th anniversary and netgalley made it available to read and review I was curious to read it after seeing that it sold so many copies and that the FBI and CIA liked to keep it around their libraries as well After getting through the introduction of the book though I really wanted to kick myself for picking it up The author makes such a blatantly one sided argument against communism and uses things out of context to make his point Marx had his o [...]
It s fast moving, concise, and informative The overview of Marx s dissection of the 10 commandments is amazing Religion dominates the entire tone of the work, creating interesting contrasts between atheism and Christianity The cover and title make it look like a real downer, but it is surprisingly uplifting The darker characters and troubling timeline of the system are treated in a way so as to interest the reader rather than scare them It isn t emotional, nor detached The reading doesn t inspir [...]
The book was published over 40 years ago, yet it is so relevant today because it parallels the liberal progressive strategies used in the destruction of our free enterprise economy Socialism is on the rise, liberty is in decline in America The Communists have changed their names over the years, but their intent is the same destroy liberty, choice, and AMERICA Whether they re Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, or Communisits, their intent and strategy is to destroy faith in God, property rights, [...]
An outstanding book which covers the movement from its founders to the 60 s One might think that the book would be outdated or prejudiced considering when it was written but I found it refreshing and informative Major points in the communist doctrine are presented and rebutted The history of the major players, although short, were informative and there are many points of history up through the Korean war that were enlightened upon One would wonder why it took so long for socialism communism to n [...]
Probably one of the most eye opening books I ve ever read I think my jaw dropped several times while reading It would be disingenuous to say it is propaganda or disdainfully call it alarmist Not now Not in this age.Much as Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged contains disturbing prophecy of the times we are living in, so do Skousen s revelations and history of communism For a moment, you are transported back into time to see exactly why Americans took a brave stance against communism then and, at the same [...]
This book is, to quote Orwell s 1984, an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other peoplemight be taken by it It is interesting and disturbing because this book was for children The author is a religious fanatic of the mormon faith yeah mormonism, the glorified cult invented by a charlatan criminal who spits not only MISinformation, but DISinformation, throughout this 378 p [...]
Skousen is a real piece of work sorry to any of his sane relatives I read this book while sitting in Kim s ultra Liberal, ultra Socialist Marxist loving literature professor s class You ve got to take advantage of the opportunities when they come I didn t have the urge to pick this book up until I found out that I could sit quietly in my wife s class and discovered how tree hugging granola eating spineless yet venom spewing socialist her professor was Oh, I forgot well read and super anti mormon [...]
UPDATED I finally found the updated version to this in the form of a DVD documentary called Agenda by Curtis Bowers I highly recommend this This threat continues to threaten our destruction We should read and study this movement Preview a trailer here at youtube watch v SH8LkI I LOVED this book I took my sweet time reading it and soaked up every word This book reviews the history of communism from its rise with Marx until 1960 The only bad thing is that I would love to read the rest of the story [...]
The Naked Communist is a fantastic comprehensive look at Communism Written in the 1960 s, its dated, but that is what makes it great Skousen, a former FBI agent and practicing Mormon, wrote this book with a true fear of the danger Communism.Skousen analyzes the life and philosophy of Marx and Engels He studies how Communism not only condemns capitalism and private property but also religion and morals, and why it must do so He examines how Communism first rose to power in Russia, its influence o [...]
Walking away from this book I feel like I have a much clearer idea of what communism is all about and its history Starting with Karl Marx, Skousen gives a thorough, concise overview of his life and mindset He also includes a background on Engels From there he moves into Lenin, transitions nicely into Stalin Then he gets you into the midst of WWII and Asian developments He does go into Cuba, though Castro was still in his beginning stages of rule at the time of his writing Throughout the book, he [...]
A must read for anyone and everyone This book not only gives you a history of communism and Marxism, but it also gives the reader a deep understanding of the Communist goal, to consume the whole of mankind I think that every American citizen should read this book so as to strengthen their belief in the democratic republic that we call Freedom.
Ha I found this piece of 1950s propaganda in the Bartlesville public library during the 1990s It is pretty jingoistic and a product of its time.
This book demonstrates the whole picture that communism Marxism is simply modern materialism in action Conservatively slanted, mostly giving a historical context beginning with Marxism, the content is somewhat dated This text quotes 45 current communist socialist materialistic goals as stated in the Communist Manifesto Some of them are to 15 Capture one or both of the political parties in the US 16 Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their acti [...]
I hate politics And yet, when I saw this on the shelf in my grandmother s garage, I felt something urging me to take it home I didn t want to, but I did Then, I put off reading it.There are not words to describe how glad I am that I read this book It was around the time Obama was elect uh, became president My eyes were pried wide open Skousen gleans the most important information available to show you exactly WHO and WHAT Communists are When you understand that, you understand that they are stil [...]
Every American should read this book It s a great history of Marx and his movement Now I know why the Red Scare was such a scare The Communist party shouldn t be allowed to exist in this country since it s stated purpose it to take away our freedoms as Americans This isn t freedom of speech, it s treason Final victory can be achieved only on an international scale, and only by the combined efforts of the workers of all countries Joseph Stalin in Leninism Vol 1, p 170 Naked Communist p 290
This was incredible It details all the plans and evil designs of the communist movement It is horrifying to realize how much they have already achieved and to see how our political correctness and other atheistic acceptances are inviting communism in the front door to the ruin of our wonderful country.
This should be required reading in our public schools Revealing.
Can t believe how much we as a country have adopted the Communist philosophy They are right on target to bring us down if we do not wake up soon and make a stand for freedom.
Excellent Much fascinating than I anticipated I read this because I came across a statement from Ezra T Benson former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and great patriot that he felt every member of the Church Mormons should read this book I did I excepted to learn a lot which I did , but I didn t expect to be so pulled into it I m still quite surprised in writing this review how much I liked this book It s so good to better understand the Communist founders, the Com [...]
Wow This book gave me a view of history that I somehow didn t get in my schooling It talks about the history of Communism, from Marx to the 1960 s when Communism was still enslaving a third of the human race A third I ve always viewed that time in history as a witch hunt of sorts, with people crying, Communist instead of witch But there really were people in high places in free nations who were trying to help the Communist cause They believed it was for the good of humanity, that they were freei [...]
Anybody who is familiar with Skousen s work in the Political field would be advised to read this first, before venturing on to the Naked Capitalist The beginning of the book explains the thought process and creed s if you will, of what a Communist is supposed to believe and follow Skousen says it best, he wanted to cut through all the Propaganda that has been aimed at the Communist threat and get down to the facts or the Naked truth of it all He gives some good short but in depth looks at the hi [...]
wish I had read this earlier and I also wish that those 30 years older than I had read this years before I was born There is a lot in this book that explains what we see happening in America today and it leaves me kind of scared I think I need to read the revised version now though I wonder how Islam figures into the whole picture This is an easy to read book that delves into the history of Communism and the people that pushed it I had no idea of the atrocities that were committed on the Russian [...]
Having read it over 25 years ago, and he had written it about 20 years before that, it is astonishing how little he really knew about how evil and murderous Communism really was Reading up on what newly released KGB records reveal, there was a whole lot people who were murdered, imprisoned, and tortured, by those two governments than he could have ever imagined However, despite the fall of Soviet Communism, or at least the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Communism is alive and well and growing aga [...]
Wow I always knew Communism was bad, but I didn t really understand what the philosophy or values were of Communism I found this book explained these things to me in a simple way that I could understand and it also showed how Communism has influenced our history It was fascinating, and scary What was really scary to me is how so many people, like I was, don t understand Communism and how we accept so many of the Communist ideas as just a part of life A very eye opening book.
Great overview of world history I needed that It was written in the late 50 s so the idea of communist is a bit antiquated, but nonetheless relevant I think We don t think of communists as evil, but I wonder after reading this if we should rethink that.
If you EVER want to know how to fight communism, if you have EVER had questions about communism, if you have EVER wondered why communism is so bad READ THIS BOOK, SO HELP ME One of Skousen s best works and a national best seller, it is one of the most cutting analyses I have seen on communism.
I ve been interested in communism socialism on a purely inquisitive level for a while The book was written in the 50s by a retired FBI agent It gives a history of communism up to that time and the goals set by the communist party to take over the United States It s dry reading, dispassionately written, but very clear.Prof Skousen does a great job of explaining the roots of communism starting with Marx, Engels, Lenin and then taking you through the ups and downs of the last century The details ar [...]
A comprehensive and compelling analysis of a communist as an individual and communism as a collective The author revels the rise of a Marxist man, communism s founders, the appeal of communism, it s approach to the solution of world problems, communism in Russia, United States, and Cuba, and the 45 goals of communism today to mention a few detailed areas of research The author also shows how a people build a free nation as seen in the political philosophy of America s Founding Fathers A chapter [...]
I thought it was very historically supported, with good references noted I learned so much about the history of Russia and the birth of Communism as well as somewhat of the personal histories of the men and women who supported Communism and why I loved the story of Whittaker Chamber s decision to renounce communism when he realized, as he was looking at his beautiful little girl while she tried to eat at the table, that something as intricate and lovely as this child could not have come about by [...]
Recommended by family members and neighbors, I probably wouldn t have read this if I hadn t already read quite a few of Skousen s other works I was not aware of Skousen s affiliation with the FBI before I read this book I read Hoover s A Study of Communism when I finished Influential in decisions I made earlier.