Saturday, November 27, 2010

Freda Utley

THE DREAM WE LOST -- 1940--The first thorough analysis of Soviet communism by an expert who lived in Moscow during the late 1920's and 30's. It was widely read by the (non-Marxist) American intelligentsia and established Freda Utley as one of the nation's premier experts on communism.

THE HIGH COST OF VENGEANCE -- 1948--The first critical book about the occupation of defeated Germany, much still unknown or forgotten information. Introduction --Road to War; Chapter 6 "The Nuremberg Judgments" (see also Malmedy and McCarthy below) was the first analysis of the trials and has been a major research source of critical data. It is now again much quoted as World War II's war crimes are addressed and re-examined by the U.S. and U.N. with application to the Balkans & Iraq--A classic book with a hundred links from internet sites.

Ronald Reagan:
Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America by Ronald Reagan

About Freda Utley

p. 136

“I was reminded of all this not long ago when a very remarkable woman in Washington, D.C. died just a few days short of her 80th birthday. It would be impossible to count the lives she touched in England where she was born, in China, Japan, the Soviet Union and here in her adopted home, the U.S.

"She once described herself as a “premature anti-communist. I told the truth about communism long before the world was prepared to hear it.” And Freda Utley knew the truth about communism because as an idealistic young woman in the 1920’s she accepted communism. In fact she married a Russian and went to live in Moscow. After he was taken away by Stalin’s secret police she came out of Russia and wrote a book “THE DREAM WE LOST,” in which she said: The just and the unjust enter through the same revolving door and the stream pressing in with great expectations is matched or exceeded by the crowd of the disillusioned getting out.”……..

p. 139

"But many of the intellectuals didn’t want to hear what she had to say. She had impressive academic credentials when she came to the U.S. but publishers and the academy closed doors against her. She understood all too well. She had tried communism and learned its falseness. She said only those “who have never fully committed themselves to the communist cause” can continue to believe in it. Her book “THE CHINA STORY” which told of how the Reds were taking over became a bestseller---after China was lost.

"It is a bone chilling now to read that Soviet defector Oleg Glagolev, former consultant to the Kremlin on strategic arms is telling our govt. Russia has the cruise missiles already deployed in submarines off our coasts. Is anyone REALLY listening?"

This is RR. Thanks for listening1

Winifred Utley, commonly known as Freda Utley, (January 23, 1898 London, England – January 21, 1978 Washington, DC) was an English scholar, political activist and best-selling author. After visiting the Soviet Union in 1927 as a trade union activist, she joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1928. Later, married and living in Moscow, she quickly became disillusioned with communism. When her Russian husband, Arcadi Berdichevsky, was arrested in 1936, she escaped to England with her young son. In 1939 they moved to the United States where she became a leading anti-Communist author and activist...

In 1948, Readers Digest posted Utley to Germany, resulting in Utley's next book, The High Cost of Vengeance which criticizes as war crimes Allied occupation policies, including the expulsion of millions of Germans from European nations after World War II and the Morgenthau plan. She also accused the United States of torture of German captives, the Allied use of slave labor in France and the Soviet Union and criticized the Nuremberg Trials legal processes.Utley's book was excoriated by The New York Times but praised by Reinhold Niebuhr in The Nation magazine...

Utley's criticisms of Allied policies in her book The High Cost of Vengeance from 1949 included charges of "crimes against humanity" and statements like: "There is no crime that the Nazis committed that we or our allies did not also commit ourselves." her book Utley qualified her statement, writing: "I had referred to our obliteration bombing, the mass expropriation and expulsion from their homes of twelve million Germans on account of their race; the starving of the Germans during the first years of the occupation; the use of prisoners as slave laborers; the Russian concentration camps, and the looting perpetrated by Americans as well as Russians."...2

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