Anti-Communist ‘Academia’ ALL LIES – Interview with Prof Grover Furr (Video)


No other historical figure in modern times—except for Putin—has been the object of such unrelenting demonisation as Stalin. 

While the Western media and bourgeois academia have no problem rehabilitating the image of international war criminals like George W Bush and his camarilla, or even Hitler, the venom against hardcore communist leaders, or those who oppose the US capitalist empire, remains fierce and unyielding.

Published on Jun 21, 2018


The technique of dressing up anti-communist propaganda as ‘objective truth’ is the stock in trade of all academic departments and professors of ‘Soviet Studies.’

Prof. Furr

From George Orwell to Robert Conquest to Solzenytsin, very few people have bothered to check the sources on which they base their sweeping anti-communist ‘conclusions’.

Professor Grover Furr, a talented linguist and Historian, with an interest in the USSR, Stalin and the communist movement, has done just that, and it is his evaluation of ALL the sources and ALL the footnotes that allows him to reach an authoritative opinion on the true value of these ‘bibles of anti-communism. It turns out that the overwhelmingly reactionary Polish and Ukrainian sources are ALL biased, or outright fabrications.

Professor Furr has evaluated the most prominent sources of the bourgeois anti-communist myths: “The Great Terror” by R. Conquest and “Bloodlands” by Timothy Snider. What’s more he has dissected the most prominent “socialist” sources of anti-communist and anti-Stalin myths – those put forward by Khrushchev in his “secret speech” (secret as far as the citizens of the USSR were concerned, but broadcast widely to the imperialists as a symbol of surrender; and to the international communist movement, demoralising and disorganising it most profoundly to this day), that marked the beginning of the revisionist counter-revolution in the USSR, and the ultimate dissolution of Soviet Socialism into ‘market Socialism’ and then outright counter-revolutionary gangster capitalism.

He has also broken down the anti-communist, anti-Soviet and anti-Stalin lies of Trotsky and the Trotskyites.

In this short interview, Prof Furr talks about the evidence, his research method, and how he came to focus on these most profound areas of human history, which still offer rich sources of revolutionary experience and inspiration to the proletariat and toiling masses, struggling as we are under the yoke of oppressive finance capital and its web of world domination and political and military suppression. In the words of Stalin: “I know that after my death a pile of rubbish will be heaped on my grave, but the wind of History will sooner or later sweep it away without mercy.” Prof Furr has made a valuable contribution. We must pick up the political tasks, learn the lessons of the Bolshevik revolutionary movement and experience and build a revolutionary party capable of destroying exploitation of man by man and nation by nation; wiping away the historical crimes of this decadent era and building a bright and optimistic future for humanity. We will follow this interview with his presentation: “Khrushchev lied” and a Q&A session that followed.

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4 thoughts on “Anti-Communist ‘Academia’ ALL LIES – Interview with Prof Grover Furr (Video)

  1. Excellent and thank you for this, I had never heard of Mr Furr before, although I have been looking on and off for some time for books about the Stalin period that do NOT begin ‘we know he was a horrible monster, here’s our version of his monster story’ – very, very hard to come by, I will be checking out some of Furr’s books. It’s been pretty clear just from basic ‘facts on the ground’ that there was a lot more to Stalin than we’ve been hearing from ‘official USA (we hate Stalin almost as much as we hate Trump) sources – from a more or less feudal state under the Czar until the Russian Revolution, then several years of serious western attempts to destroy the emerging USSR, Stalin took the country into the modern world in a few short years, and built a military that eventually destroyed Hitler’s ‘best in the west’ war machine – and during this period the USSR was also the world leader in intellectual pursuits such as dominating the world chess championships for decades during this time, and also, even after the massive destruction unleashed on the country during WWII, managing to be the leader in the ‘space race’. Much else, very much not the things you’d expect from a moronic brutal dictator. (similar demonisations are being spread with the same kind of fervour about Trump these days – and from the same people – hmmmm)

  2. Russians have a good historical opinion of Stalin. According to a Levada Poll, Stalin was chosen the most outstanding leader of the world (not only Russia), followed by Lenin and Stalin.
    Thank you Prof. Furr.

  3. I listened in fascination to Professor Grover Furr’s interview with the UK Communist Party and was struck by many familiar chords because I agree with him on his “revisionst” views of Josef Stalin, Old Uncle Joe. I was on familiar territory when he introduced the two Western academic molders of anti-Communist anti-Stalinism: Robert Conquest (The Great Terror) and Timothy Snider (Bloodlines), a close read of either of which alone could make a pro-Stalinist of the most hardline hater of Stalin, both of whom nonetheless laid down the main lines of what successive generations of both Western scholars and average people have believed about the “thug” and “criminal” Joe Stalin. Adding then for good measure Solzhenitzin whom I personally have detested from the start and am one few who never finished his Gulag fictions. But then Professor Furr, after telling his own story of how he learned much of the truth about Stalin by researching every footnote in Conquest and Snider and others which took him years. His conclusions alter what Westerners have considered the gospel about the crimes of Stalin from the famine in Soviet Russia, the terror and “show trials”, the military plot, and CPSU First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev’s lies in his infamous secret speech in 1956 disseminated throughout the world by the CIA. Anyone who simply listens to Furr’s longish interview here will come away with changed opinions about Stalin and Communism or a desire to study and learn the truth.

    1. Elegantly and irrefutably put, and your own record as novelist and essayist dismantling the thick web of lies about communism, the Soviet Union experience and Stalin adds an extra dimension to your commentary. Furr has done a simply titanic job; what real historians (not to mention real journalists) should have done all along, if they had not been busy padding their careers at the foot of the new monster hegemon.

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