16 Facts About Anti-communism


Anti-communism has been an element of movements which hold many different political positions, including conservatism, fascism, liberalism, nationalism, social democracy, libertarianism, or the anti-Stalinist left.

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Anti-communism has been expressed in philosophy, by several religious groups, and in literature.

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Anti-communism was best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his acclaimed three-volume history, Main Currents of Marxism, which is "considered by some to be one of the most important books on political theory of the 20th century".

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Anti-communism was accused of treason to the Communist ideas and was sent to trials and tortured during several years between 1949 and 1956.

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Anti-communism led a high critical campaign against the Leninist regime denouncing the atrocities committed by them against him and the Hungarian people.

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Anti-communism received the Nobel Prize for Literature, much to the chagrin of the Soviet authorities.

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Anti-communism has received over 20 awards, including the 1994 Kleist Prize, the 1995 Aristeion Prize, the 1998 International Dublin Literary Award, the 2009 Franz Werfel Human Rights Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Anti-communism wrote We the Living about the effects of communism in Russia.

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Anti-communism ascribed communism to a demonic conspiracy and alluded to Karl Marx being demon-possessed.

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Anti-communism became a combative Cold Warrior quick to challenge anyone, including Jean-Paul Sartre, who embraced communism and defended Stalin.

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Anti-communism described communists as "a mob storming about in some of our streets in Germany, it a conception of the world which is in the act of subjecting to itself the entire Asiatic continent".

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Anti-communism was a significant part of Hitler's propaganda throughout his career.

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Anti-communism identified communism with a Jewish world conspiracy from Moscow as "a fact proved by irrefutable evidence".

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Anti-communism believed that Jews had established a cruel rule over Russians and other nationalities, and sought to expand their rule to the rest of Europe and the world.

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Anti-communism was a shared ideological feature among Spain's various right-wing groups in the lead-up to the Spanish Civil War.

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Anti-communism became significantly muted after the 1980s–1990s Chinese economic reform and the fall of the Soviet Union and Eastern bloc Communist governments in Europe between 1989 and 1991, the result of which being that fear of a worldwide Communist takeover was no longer a serious concern.

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