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We live, dead to the land beneath us, Ten steps away no one hears our speeches. But where there’s so much as half a conversation The Kremlin's mountaineer will get his mention. His fingers are fat as grubs, And the words, final as lead weights, fall from his mouth. His cockroache whiskers leer And his boot tops gleam. Around him a rabble of ring-necked leaders - Fawning half men for him to play with. They whinny, purr or whine. As he prates and points a finger. One by one forging his laws, to be flung Like horeseshoes at the head, the eye or the groin. And every killing is a treat For the broad-chested Ossete. -- Oslip Mandelshtam This is just a bibliography. I have posted bibliographies before. I want people that are sympathetic to socialism of some sort or another. As

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We live, dead to the land beneath us,
Ten steps away no one hears our speeches.

But where there’s so much as half a conversation
The Kremlin's mountaineer will get his mention.

His fingers are fat as grubs,
And the words, final as lead weights, fall from his mouth.

His cockroache whiskers leer
And his boot tops gleam.

Around him a rabble of ring-necked leaders -
Fawning half men for him to play with.

They whinny, purr or whine.
As he prates and points a finger.

One by one forging his laws, to be flung
Like horeseshoes at the head, the eye or the groin.

And every killing is a treat
For the broad-chested Ossete.

-- Oslip Mandelshtam

This is just a bibliography. I have posted bibliographies before. I want people that are sympathetic to socialism of some sort or another. As usual, I am limited to works in or translated to English. Some of these examples are not clearly anti-communist. These are a mixture of novels and non-fiction. Some of these I have not read. I am sure this selection can be expanded.

  • Richard Crossman (ed.). 1949. The God that Failed
  • Milovan Djilas. 1957. The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System. London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Stefan Heym. 2022. Radek: A Novel. Monthly Review Press.
  • Arthur Koestler. 1941. Darkness at Noon. Macmillan
  • Janos Kornai. 1992. The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism. Princeton University Press.
  • Nadezhda Mandelshtam. 1999. Hope Against Hope: A Memoir. Random House.
  • George Orwell. 1945. Animal Farm.
  • Boris Pasternak. 1957. Doctor Zhivago. New York: Pantheon Books.
  • Francis Spufford. 2012. Red Plenty. Graywolf Press.
  • Eugene Zamiatin. 1924. We

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