Totalitarian Art

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The first video covers the usual suspects – Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Saddam Hussein, etc. and their regimes. The second documentary lauding totalitarian art is by some clueless student who evidently was not told by her equally clueless teacher that the wonderful Harry Hopkins she dutifully praises was one of the highest ranking Soviet Agents of Influence in the United States. Evidently works such as The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors, by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel; Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government, by M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein; From Major’s Jordan’s Diaries, by George Racey Jordan; and my personal favorites, Your Life Is Their Toy: Rackets – Social Service and Medical, by Emanuel M. Josephson, M.D.; and From Alphabet Soup to W.P.A. Nuts, by Bryon Hunt, are not part of their literary universe. The first three titles deal with covert Soviet agent Hopkins as FDR’s closest confident and wartime advisor, while the last two volumes detail his nefarious role as social worker racketeer and public works commissar at the WPA.

6:40 pm on March 25, 2014