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The Political Spectrum (Part I): The Totalitarian Left from Communism to Social Democracy

The “Right” versus “Left” convenient but capricious political arrangement came from the seating position of delegates to the National Assembly during the French Revolution, but it is at times a confusing concept and too often subject to media and academic bias and even misinformation. I have found it easier to have a political spectrum based …

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Ruse — Undercover with FBI Counterintelligence by Robert Eringer

Robert Eringer’s book, Ruse: Undercover with FBI counterintelligence (2007), is a hell of a suspenseful ride! A good patriotic hustler, who risks his life for country and justice, Eringer goes after traitor Edward Lee Howard in post-communist Russia, assists in the capture of notorious killer Ira Einhorn in France, hoodwinks die-hard communist KGB Chairman Vladimir …

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The Astounding Case of Soviet Defection Deception by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In Alexander Orlov: The FBI’s KGB General (2002), former FBI agent Edward Gazur tries to prove the impossible ­that KGB General Alexander Orlov was a true defector, a man who switched allegiances from the Soviet Union to America and repudiated international communism. Gazur ardently believes that Orlov, who became his friend and whom he ultimately …

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