What were the Moscow Trials and the so-called “Great Purge” of 1936-38? Who was the actual perpetrator of the Katyn Massacre? What was the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and is it true that Stalin allied with Hitler? What was agreed at the Yalta Conference? Why was the Berlin Wall built? What happened in Hungary and Czecholoslovakia in 1956 and 1968 respectively? Who were Aleksandr Solzenitsyn and George Orwell? Is there a dictatorship in Cuba? How does the EU systematically promote anti-communist revision of history?
The above are some of the questions answered in the new book written by “In Defense of Communism” editor in chief Nikos Mottas and published in Greek language by Atexnos Publishing House.
The mythology surrounding the so-called Holodomor, the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, is exposed in a concise 78-pages book edited by Nikos Mottas and published in Greek language by Atexnos Publishing House.
For many decades, the issue of the Ukrainian famine in 1932-33, the famous Holodomor, occupies a prominent place in the arsenal of anti-communism. Especially after the counter-revolutionary overthrows in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, the Holodomor is at the forefront of a systematic and persistent attempt to vilify socialism of the 20th century and present it as an evil, inhumane system which is supposedly responsible for millions of deaths.
PART II: THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT:
A HIGHER FORM OF DEMOCRACY.
The leap that takes place during the socialist
construction, i.e. during the transition from
capitalism to communism, is qualitatively
higher than any previous one, since communist
relations, as non-exploitative, cannot be
formed in capitalism. The political revolution
is the precondition for these new relations to
be imposed and dominate, i.e. the conquest
of power by the working class and the establishment
of its own state, the dictatorship of
This is a basic difference in the transition
to the communist socioeconomic formation
in relation with the previous. In the framework
of the transition from an exploitative
socioeconomic formation to another, the new
relations could be developed and dominate
first in the confines of the previous socioeconomic
formation and then, as the last part
of this process, the class that was the bearer
of the new relations struggled for and took
power. This happened for example in relation
PART I: THE PHONY DILEMMA: "DEMOCRACY" OR TOTALITARIANISM"?
A great part of anti-communist, anti-socialist
propaganda focuses on the issue of the
so called lack of “freedom and democracy”
during the construction of the new society, of
socialism-communism. The main focus of that
attack is the revolutionary workers’ power, the
state of the working class, the dictatorship of
the proletariat, the role of the Communist Party.
The capitalists cannot abide it; they tremble
before the idea that the working class will
emerge as the dominant class, and that they
will be thrown into the dustbin of history.