When Right Really Means Left : A Case Study of Anti-Communist Dictatorships as Collectivist Regimes
Traditionally, observers would characterize the Cold War-era anti-communist dictatorships as tools of capitalists and landowners who maintained heavy influence over the political leadership. In the book When Right Really Means Left, author Nevin Gussack dispels this popular notion. He documents how the "rightwing" anti-communist dictatorships espoused their own version of nationalist collectivism, heavily intervened in their domestic economies, and even carried out double dealings with communist powers. Readers will learn: >The close relations between Franco's Spain and communist Cuba. >Soviet, Libyan, and Cuban assistance to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War. >How the early Afrikaner Nationalists considered themselves virulently opposed to capitalism. >How Pinochet of Chile sold weapons to Sandinista Nicaragua. And much more....
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 11.18mm | 571.52g
- 29 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Nevin Gussack
Nevin Gussack is a professional librarian, political commentator, and writer. His works appeared on the webpages of the Center for Intelligence Studies, Accuracy in Media, Economy in Crisis, and JRNyquist.com. He also appeared on America's Survival Roku television program, WEI's Make the Call radio program, and the veteran broadcaster Chuck Harder's radio program For the People. Nevin received a double major from the State University of New York at Albany in History and Political Science. Since that time, he also received two Master's Degrees in Social Studies Education from Florida Atlantic University and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. A native of New York, Nevin lives with his wife, daughter, and eight cheerful, chirping birds in Florida.