Exposing The Anti-Stalin Myths Of Cold War –"Blood Lies" By Grover Furr
Sunday, July 20, 12.30-3.30 PM
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave (at 65th St.), Oakland
Grover Furr will speak about his latest book, "Blood Lies: The Evidence that Every Accusation against Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder’s 'Bloodlands' Is False." (Red Star Press, 2014)
Timothy Snyder, a full professor of Eastern European history at Yale, has written two dozen articles for leading intellectual journals such as the NY Review of Books. He recently published "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" (N.Y: Basic Books, 2010). This book is by far the most widespread attempt to date to equate Stalin with Hitler, and the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany. It has garnered rave reviews in literally dozens of newspapers and journals; received prizes for historiography; and has been translated into more than 25 languages.
Professor Tim Snyder has little to say about the Nazis. His main target is Stalin, Soviet policy, and communists generally. His broader claim is that the Soviets killed 6 to 9 million innocent civilians while the Nazis were killing about 14 million. Snyder finds parallels between Soviet and Nazi crimes at every turn.
Professor Grover Furr has spent two years methodically checking every single footnote, every reference to anything that could be construed as a crime by Stalin, the USSR, or pro-Soviet communists. Snyder’s main sources are in Polish and Ukrainian, in hard-to-find books and articles. Furr’s conclusion: Every single allegation of Soviet / Stalin “crimes” is false! Soviet History of the Stalin period must be completely rewritten!
He will also share his research on what really happened in: The Famine of 1932-33; the “Polish Operation”; the “Great Terror”; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; the “Soviet invasion of Poland”; the “Katyn Massacre”; the Warsaw Uprising; and “Stalin’s Anti-Semitism.”
Professor Furr will sell and sign copies of his new book and his previous books "Khrushchev Lied" and The" Murder of Sergei Kirov."
Grover Furr’s Home Page, with many articles, is at http://www.tinyurl.com/grover-furr-research