NEW LIES FOR OLD The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation ANATOLIY GOLITSYN TO THE MEMORY OF Anna Akhmatova CONSCIENCE. Throughout KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn’s second book Under Golitsyn’s original understanding, as presented in New Lies for Old. New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation has 40 ratings and 4 reviews. Steve said: Written Anatoliy Golitsyn. ยท Rating.

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This would lead at best to a continuation of the East-West status quo, and at worst to heavier pressure on the communist world from a West equipped with a superior nuclear arsenal. Get to Know Us. It’s pretty interesting read.

To discover fof answer, one must begin by examining the sources of information available to Western analysts. Owing to the length of the manuscript, a substantial part of it has been held over for publication at a later date.

New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation

For this reason political or social protest movements do not normally lead to revolts of the entire population against the regime. Western academics can be extremely valuable as analysts, provided they are given accurate information. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Gribanov also instructed members of his staff, posing as senior officials of various Soviet government departments, to establish personal contact with, and exercise political influence over, the ambassadors in Moscow of all the developing countries.

It’s kinda sad how the history of socialism and communism are cast aside and outright denied. After Stalin’s death it became an element in official party hfe and policy and gave rise to the genuine process of de-Stalinization.

Only then can he feign weakness. The European bloc that it was anticipated would anatolij formed against the Soviet Union did not materialize. The criticisms of these individuals and groups varied in intensity and outspokenness, but all of them remained communists in their different ways and, in particular, they all retained their loyalty to Leninism. They may be divided into official, unofficial, and “secret” communist sources. It threatened their own position. Given these advantages, it is not surprising that communist regimes should engage in disinformation at a state level as a significant part vor their activities; they have unlimited opportunities to practice total disinformation, that is to say, to use all possible types of, and channels for, disinformation.

Then the West can finally liberate the liee of vanguard Communism. The cliaracteristics of this disinformation were an apparent moderation in communist ideology, the avoidance of refer- ences to violence in communist methods, the exaggeration of the degree of the restoration of capitalism in Soviet Russia, the use of a sober and businesslike style in diplomatic and commercial negotiations with the West, and emphasis on disarmament and peaceful coexistence.


A police state with its centralized authority, its total control over resources, its untrammeled ability to execute maneuvers fkr sudden shifts in policy, and its immunity from the pressures of organized public opinion offers tremendous advantages for disinformation operations as compared with a demo- cratic system. The Sword and the Shield: Special deceptions are carried out to support the credibility of the propaganda.

Finally, I thank the Soviet government and party for the excellent educational facilities that made this book possible; and I thank Russian history and literature for the inspiration they gave when guiding me toward my decision of conscience to serve the people rather than the party.

The most important point about the report was that it prevented de- Stalinization from developing into an attack on communist principles as a whole. As far as external policies are concerned, those of noncommunist countries are normally dictated by national interest and have limited, short-term objectives.

In the postwar period the decline in the influence of communist ideology and the degree of popular discontent in the Soviet Union and its East European satellites were hidden; the significance of the opposition to Stalin from Zhdanov and his Leningrad group in was successfully concealed; so were tensions between the Soviets and Chinese and other communist countries.

The failure golitsn current Western studies is due in large part to the failure to appreciate the second set of difficulties.

But the important point to note is that anti-Stalinism has traditionally been embraced by many communists who have sought not to abolish the communist system, but to strengthen and purify it by eliminating certain elements in Stalin’s policy and practice.

Re-Stalinization The exposure of Stalin’s mistakes gave a substantial boost to anticommunism in general and to anti -Stalinist naatoliy in both the bloc and nonbloc communist parties. The USSR’s relations with these countries [the communist satellites] are an example of entirely new relations among states, not met with before in history.

They were the “Change of Signposts” movement and the “Eurasian” movement. The party and security service gained experience in activist methods and in controlling contacts with the West. But bythe damage Stalinism had done to the communist cause was apparent.

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In many respects Stalin’s policy followed classical Leninist doc- trine: In democratic societies internal crises are usually open and limited in their extent. A new translation and other studies of Sun Tzu were published in Peking in and and in Shanghai in Interrogations were frequent and intensive.


A special form of control over the Soviet press was established by the apparatus of the Central Committee so that the press could be used by the Central Committee and KGB for disinformation purposes.

Individual communist leaders or groups of leaders all of them committed Leninists could be projected misleadingly and in contrast with one another as “Stalinists,” “neo-Stalinists,” “Maoists,” “dogmatists,” “hard-liners,” “diehards,” “militants,” or “conservatives” as opposed to “anti-Stalinists,” “pragmatists,” “revisionists,” and “national,” “hberal,” “progressive,” or “moderate” communists.

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Jeff rated it liked it Apr 27, To an important extent, the struggle was not only between rival personalities, but between rival policies. Many institutions have sprung up in the United States, Great Britain, France, and elsewhere to study communist problems.

We were, therefore, more than willing to respond to the author’s requests for help in editing his manuscript for publication, and we commend the book for the most serious study by all who are interested in relations between the communist and noncommunist worlds. He began work on this golirsyn. Konrad rated it did not like it Oct 04, The European governments and the emigre leaders should put a stop to anti-Soviet terrorist activities and change their attitude from hostility toward the Soviet regime to one of passive acceptance.

A number of other reflections of the adoption of the new policy and the revival of disinformation came to the author’s attention in the course of his work in Soviet inteUigence. The Eighty-one-Party Congress in Moscow, in Novembercould well have created a new, overt central coordinating body for the international communist movement as a successor to the Comintern and Cominform, but it did not do so.

I thank, antaoliy, Vasia C.

Common agreement had been reached on the abandonment of Stalin’s acknowledged distortions of Leninist doctrine. Definitely a good read. When they arrived their itineraries were firmly supervised, with a large part of their program being devoted to visiting collective farms and factories that were organized as showplaces.