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. · Rating.
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New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation by Anatoliy Golitsyn
Against this background, how could the communist leaders make their system more acceptable to their peoples? Its methods were self-defeating because they served only to harden opposition and damage the prestige of the regime. Jack Tierney rated it it was amazing Apr 03, The intention is that the nations of the noncommunist world, accepting the alleged disunity and evolution of the communist world as genuine, will fail to respond effectively to communist offensive strategy and, in their confusion, will be induced to make practical miscalculations and mistakes in their dealings with the communist world.
The “liberalization” would be spectacular and impressive. Golitsyn’s views are echoed by Czech dissident and politician Petr Cibulkawho has alleged that the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia was staged by the communist StB golitsym police. The Advantages of Apparent Disunity Communists regard unity between the Western powers as inherently unstable; it follows from the nature of the capitalist system that, in normal circumstances, divisive considerations of national interest outweigh tendencies toward solidarity and cohesion.
Serov had delivered a report to the Presidium on the work of the Nw at home and abroad, and it became the focus for sharp criticism. In the case of Yugoslavia, which found itself closer to the West than to the communist bloc afterthey almost fused. 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.
Unknown Bindingpages. Golisyn About New Lies for Old The pattern determines the forms and means. The section of the KGB’s Second Chief Directorate, led by Colonel Norman Borodin and responsible for the recruitment and handling of agents among foreign correspondents in the Soviet Union, was disbanded so as to avoid the creation of a central pool of agents all taking a suspiciously similar line. Luiz rated it really liked it Sep 20, This combination is not a matter of speculation but an existing and constant reality in communist activity that cannot be arbitrarily ignored by Western governments and scholars without affecting the accuracy and realism of their assessments of the communist world.
Since in the last years of Stalin’s life there was an acute crisis in Soviet affairs and a lack of any coherent policy for resolving it, the special operations of Service 5 were limited in scope to unattributable propaganda operations designed to conceal the crisis and to justify some of the anatoily outrageous and irrational instances of Stalin’s behavior. Leading dissidents might form one or more alternative political parties. Golitsyn was a figure of significant controversy in the Western intelligence community.
The failure of current Western studies is due loes large part to the failure to appreciate the second set of difficulties.
Its function was to coordinate the bloc disinformation program and conduct special political and disinformation operations in support of policy. At a conference in Moscow in Novemberthey all agreed that Stalin had been responsible for damaging distortions of communist theory and practice.
Between and twelve new communist parties joined the Comintern, bringing the total to forty-six. Owing to the length of the manuscript, a substantial part of it has been held over for publication at a later date. In reality, of course, the challenge of com- munism had been reinforced: The naive illusions displayed in the past by the West in its attitudes and policies toward communism, the failure of the Western allies to develop a coordinated, long-range policy during their alliance with the Soviet Union in the Second World War, and the inclination of capitalist countries to pursue policies based on national interest were all taken into account in planning how to bring influence to bear on the West.
Democratic systems, being more open and therefore inher- ently more stable politically, do not need disinformation to hide the internal crises that occur from time to time and the means by which they are resolved.
From onward he lived in Moscow. New Lies for Old.
The crisis in many other communist parties deepened. By the real issues involved in Stalinism, anti-Stalinism, revisionism, and national communism having been resolved, they could be revived in artificial form as “issues” allegedly causing divisions between different leaders and different parties inside and outside the bloc. In the present context, the most significant episode in the history of unsuccessful opposition to Stalin during his lifetime was the attempt to form a group around Zhdanov in It is my hope that the methodology will come to be used by students of communist affairs throughout the Western world.
New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation
Trotskiy’s exposures were of limited value because his break was not with communism but with Stalin. Western academics can be extremely valuable as analysts, provided they are given accurate information. Given that communist, unlike democratic, governments are not concerned about their electoral prospects, they can afford to reveal true or false information unfavorable to themselves. Within it three trends can be distinguished: Regarding the first claim, Golitsyn had said from the beginning that the KGB would try to plant defectors in an effort to discredit him.
The political, military, and economic strength of the so-called monolith was grossly exaggerated in communist propaganda, the main vehicle for disinformation. The different personalities and policies of the pretenders affected the course of golistyn.
Agreement between the communist leis on a new Leninist program for world revolution was only half the battle. This encouraged pre-existing conspiracy theories within the British security services concerning Anstoliy. Angleton and Golitsyn reportedly sought the assistance of William F. Being divided, the opposition group, had it come to power, would have been obliged to make concessions regardless of the wishes of the individual members.
Peaceful coexistence is explicitly defined as “an intense form of class struggle between sociaHsm and capitalism. Because of this, said the Trust agents, any intervention or gesture of hostility from the European powers or the emigre movements would be ill-advised, if not tragic, since it would only unite the Russian people around their government and so extend its survival. The result was allied intervention on Russian territory. It is nothing if not controversial.
In external policy democratic governments may practice disinformation on a limited scale in pursuit of their limited, national, and normally defensive objectives, but such disinformation tends to be on a modest scale and restricted to the military and counterintelligence fields.