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  1. Stages of Central Planning and Marxism in the Soviet Union | MRUniversity

     

    Hayek’s Road to Serfdom illustrated (cartoon / comic)

    http://mises.org/books/TRTS/

     

    From the ABC of Communism, which described the hopes of Lenin’s government once in power, in particular:

    "49 Rights of the workers under bourgeois democracy and under the Soviet Power", which describes the rights of Soviet citizens, and how the socialized media would be better than capitalist ownership of media.

    https://www.marxists.org/archive/bukharin/works/1920/abc/06.htm

     

     

     

    http://mruniversity.com/courses/economic-history-soviet-union/stages-central-planning-and-marxism-soviet-union

    —Huffduffed by ggould

  2. Northern Fury

    Book on Sale now! Get it on Amazon

    We’re making an Audiobook with Arthur Morton as the voice actor - out by Christmas

    Listen to an Interview on County 99.3 FM

    Watch a scenario play through and listen to an interviw on Twitch

    Scenario Play for Modern Air/Naval Operations

    This site serves as a collection of information that forms the background storyline for Northern Fury - an Alternative History of the Cold War gone Hot.

    Northern Fury is a story line played out in a series of scenarios for COMMAND Modern Air/Naval Operations (CMANO): a game by Warfare Sims

    This world has a resurgent Soviet Union being economically and geographically isolated by an expanding European sphere of influence. The new regime in Moscow develop a bold and risky plan to re-establish a balance of power where they have exerted their might and regain recent losses in status and power.

    Strategically the Soviets wish to destabilize the emerging European Union and shatter NATO as an alliance.

    NATO, with many member states planning for, or indeed cashing in on the elusive ‘Peace Dividend’ brought about by the end of the Cold War, is poorly positioned to counter the emergent threat. Although many units, ships and aircraft are retained as the Cold War re-emerges, few new technologies are fielded.

    Peace movements abound, claiming that NATO is forcing the Soviet Union to react. A reunited Germany is in economic and social turmoil while a struggling government in Poland is trying to take the first faltering steps as a democracy.

    http://northernfury.us/

    —Huffduffed by RCR

  3. Out Loud: Malcolm Gladwell on the Value of Espionage - The New Yorker

    Malcolm Gladwell writes in this week’s magazine about Kim Philby, a member of the British Secret Intelligence Service who spied for the Soviets for many years before and during the Cold War. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Nicholas Thompson, the editor of newyorker.com, talks to Gladwell about Philby and other spies whose careers, Gladwell argues, call into question the value of intelligence gathered via espionage. Gladwell says, “There are many people, myself included, who are somewhere between hostile and agnostic on the notion of how crucial those kinds of secrets are. There is an enormous amount of back-and-forth over the period of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West on spies coming forward with information and secrets being sold and betrayed, and it’s really, really hard to come to any understanding of what the implication of those acts of treachery were.”

    Gladwell and Thompson also discuss the political repercussions of relying on espionage, and the tension between trust and suspicion, which is crucial to spy operations, but can play out in almost any area of life. You can subscribe to the Out Loud podcast on iTunes. Click here for the latest episodes of all New Yorker podcasts.

    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/loud-malcolm-gladwell-value-espionage

    —Huffduffed by bryankbrown

  4. Cold War Linguists: The NSA’s Spies of Teufelsberg

    Berlin makes for an interesting backdrop for President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss recent revelations about NSA surveillance. It was there, during the Cold War, that the United States and the Soviet Union focused much of their espionage activity.

    After World War Berlin lay in ruins, its buildings reduced to rubble. The Russians used tons of that rubble, including parts of Hitler’s chancellery, to build a giant war memorial in what would become Soviet East Berlin.

    The Americans created a hill out of their rubble. The artificial hill, built on top of a never-completed Nazi military-technical college, was dubbed Teufelsberg, German for “Devil’s Mountain.” At 260 feet, it was hardly a mountain. But it was tall enough for the NSA to point antennas hundreds of miles into East Germany.

    http://www.theworld.org/2013/06/cold-war-linguists-the-nsa-spies-of-teufelsberg/

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  5. Wed 10.21.15 | Industrialized Agriculture in the Soviet Union | Against the Grain: A Program about Politics, Society and Ideas

    Jenny Leigh Smith, Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963 Yale U. Press, 2014

     

     

     

     

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    Agriculture in the Soviet Union had some colossal disasters — not the least of which was the near-destruction of the Aral Sea — and some significant successes as well. But most of the analysis of that experience has been through a Cold War lens. Historian Jenny Leigh Smith has taken a second look at Soviet agriculture. She argues that it compares decently to other mid-century industrialized agricultural systems, including that of the United States — which may not be saying much.

    http://againstthegrain.org/program/1243/wed-102115-industrialized-agriculture-soviet-union

    —Huffduffed by volt4ire

  6. How Thousands Of Nazis Were ‘Rewarded’ With Life In The U.S. : NPR

    After World War II, thousands of Nazis became informants in the Cold War against the Soviet Union — and then got entry into the U.S. Eric Lichtblau’s new book, The Nazi Next Door, tells the story.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/05/361427276/how-thousands-of-nazis-were-rewarded-with-life-in-the-u-s?utm_source=nextdraft

    —Huffduffed by chrisc

  7. Lessons from the Soviet Union | MRUniversity

    On lessons from the Soviet Union for economists - bibliography:

    Michael Ellman, “Lessons of the Soviet Economic Reform,” Vol. 5, 1968.

    Vladimir Kontorovich, “Lessons of the 1965 Soviet Economic Reform,” Soviet Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr., 1988), pp. 308-316

    Vladimir Kontorovich, “Economists, Soviet economic reforms, and the collapse,” 2001.

    Michael Ellman, “What Did the Study of the Soviet Economy Contribute to Mainstream Economics?,” Comparative Economic Studies, (2009) 51, 1–19.

    Guinevere Nell, Rediscovering Fire, New York: Algora, 2010.

     

    Online chapters from Rediscovering Fire (unedited):

    chapter 6, http://economicliberty.net/redisc_fire/CH6_Price_Control_from-layout.pdf

    chapter 7, http://economicliberty.net/redisc_fire/CH7_Monetary_Policy_from-layout.pdf

    chapter 4, http://economicliberty.net/redisc_fire/CH4_Profit_Macro_from-layout.pdf

     

     

    http://mruniversity.com/courses/economic-history-soviet-union/lessons-soviet-union

    —Huffduffed by ggould