What to Do When the Russians Come: A Survivor`s Guide

What to Do When the Russians Come: A Survivor`s Guide by Robert Conquest

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It is though a fascinating cold-war era relic. It describes in great detail the doom of America after a full Russian invasion.

This book was part of the huge multi-media effort in the mid-80s to scare the American public into paying for the Reagan defense buildup. (Others include Sir John Hackett`s "The Third World War", the movie "Red Dawn", and the Milton Bradley game "Fortress America".) All have the same premise: the Soviets ARE COMING!!! All of them first terify you with visions of the massive Red War Machine marching down Main Street USA, then hold out the slender hope that IF (and only if) we spend the next 500 generations` worth of US tax income, we might just stop those Red Scum...maybe. Given what we now know about the state of the Soviet military at the time, this was pure paranoid hype. The Soviets did have the capability to nuke Omaha, but not to occupy it with ground troops. However, this book and its comrades did succeed in terrifying Western audiences into plumping for that $5 trillion deficit to pay for scads of expensive weapons. As such, it is a terribly instructive historical learning tool. Yes, the book is complete garbage as a representation of any kind of true reality, but as a window into the ways that those in charge can manipulate people through fear, it is an excellent book. If you are a history teacher, I highly recommend using excerpts to instruct your students on cold war propaganda. Just don`t be foolish enough to actually BELIEVE what Conquest and White are selling. One final note: it is quite honestly impossible to tell to what extent these commercial products were part of a coordinated administration/defense industry effort. Clearly, given what we know about the current government (and past governments) planting fake news, this is a possibility. On the other hand, so many millions of tax dollars were being spent scaring the American people in those days, that there was a ready-made market for this kind of fictional scare book. It may be that Conquest and White (as well as the others) were simply cashing in on a market already created in part by the US government. However, there is no doubt that whatever their intentions, they helped fuel the generally paranoid atmosphere of the times, and helped Ronnie run up that massive budget deficit that we are still paying for today. Enjoy!

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Robert Conquest

A book by Robert Conquest

British diplomat, historian, writer, science fiction writer, poet. Professor at the Hoover Institute for War, Peace and Revolution (Stanford, USA). Was born in 1917. Member of the Second World War. He ended the war in the troops of interaction with the Soviet Army in the Balkans. Then he worked in Sofia as an employee of the Foreign Ministry, and later at the UN. For his services to his homeland he was awarded the Order of the British Empire. From 1956 he was engaged in research activities at the School of Economics in London, lectured on English literature at the University of Buffalo, worked as a literary editor for the Spectator magazine and as a senior lecturer at the Institute for Russian Studies at Columbia University in New York (USA) ... Conquest is the author of three collections of poetry, a novel and a story, and six major historical studies. He visited the Soviet Union twice. The first time he came as a student was in 1937. From 1965 to 1968 he wrote the book The Great Terror: Stalin`s Purge of the Thirties (First published in Canada: Conquest R.

The Great Terror: Stalin`s Purge of the Thirties.

Toronto, 1968). After its publication in America, Zap. Her translations began to circulate in Europe and Asia in Samizdat. Its translators and distributors were severely persecuted. In 1991, the Progress publishing house (Moscow) published a translation of Conquest`s book Stalin and the Assassination of Kirov. Another major work of the historian is the monograph "Stalin" (Conquest R.

Stalin.

Breaker of Nations.

London, 1991). In the annotation to the book, in particular, it says: "A portrait of a man who, perhaps more than others, determined the character of the 20th century." The work of the historian "Stalin`s Secret Police" (Conquest R.

Stalin`s Secret Police: NKVD Politics 1936-1939.

Stanford, 1985) is devoted to the work of the secret services of the USSR. The tragic consequences of forced collectivization in the Soviet Union are explored in Conquest`s book The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-famine, published in New York in 1986.

Biographical article was taken from Anthology of SAMIZDAT

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British diplomat, historian, writer, science fiction writer, poet. Professor at the Hoover Institute for War, Peace and Revolution (Stanford, USA). Was born in 1917. Member of the Second World War. He ended the war in the troops of interaction with the Soviet Army in the Balkans. Then he worked in Sofia as an employee of the Foreign Ministry, and later at the UN. For his services to his homeland he was awarded the Order of the British Empire. From 1956 he was engaged in research activities at the School of Economics in London, lectured on English literature at the University of Buffalo, worked as a literary editor for the Spectator magazine and as a senior lecturer at the Institute for Russian Studies at Columbia University in New York (USA) ... Conquest is the author of three collections of poetry, a novel and a story, and six major historical studies. He visited the Soviet Union twice. The first time he came as a student was in 1937. From 1965 to 1968 he wrote the book The Great Terror: Stalin`s Purge of the Thirties (First published in Canada: Conquest R. The Great Terror: Stalin`s Purge of the Thirties. Toronto, 1968). After its publication in America, Zap. Her translations began to circulate in Europe and Asia in Samizdat. Its translators and distributors were severely persecuted. In 1991, the Progress publishing house (Moscow) published a translation of Conquest`s book Stalin and the Assassination of Kirov. Another major work of the historian is the monograph "Stalin" (Conquest R. Stalin. Breaker of Nations. London, 1991). In the annotation to the book, in particular, it says: "A portrait of a man who, perhaps more than others, determined the character of the 20th century." The work of the historian "Stalin`s Secret Police" (Conquest R. Stalin`s Secret Police: NKVD Politics 1936-1939. Stanford, 1985) is devoted to the work of the secret services of the USSR. The tragic consequences of forced collectivization in the Soviet Union are explored in Conquest`s book The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-famine, published in New York in 1986. Biographical article was taken from Anthology of SAMIZDAT