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Ho scelto la libertà I Chose Freedom is melodramatic in title only It is the work of an average communist party member during the Stalin era Kravchenko was a technocrat who miraculously cut through the totalitarian fabric of Stalinist ideology to demonstrate the bureaucratization of Soviet life and the annihilation of genuine intermediate social structures, such as families, trade unions, professional and religious organizations If one is to acquire a real appreciation of the magnitude of changes underway in the Soviet Union, one must first review the actual character of the totalitarian inheritance

10 thoughts on “Ho scelto la libertà

  1. says:

    I found this book the original Charles Scribner s and Sons 1946 hardcover edition in the Harbin Hot Springs library, to which I solemnly intend to return it It is a mind blowing story, told by a man who rose to near the very top of the Soviet Party and then defected to the US in the mid 1940 s You must look me in the eye and promise to READ IT RIGH

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    Really, nobody has read this My interest comes from these lines in his wikipedia article Kravchenko also wrote a lesser known book, that was the sequel to I Chose Freedom , entitled I Chose Justice in 1950 His inspiration came from a paranoia stemming from his Trial of the Century and the McCarthy s, so called, anti communist witch hunt Kravchenko r

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    A must read and a life changer Reading this book was really scary After this book, nothing can make you like Stalin and the Soviet Union Kravchenko was one of the first defectors from the Soviet Union, persecuted, he killed himself in the USA A powerful first hand account of an apparatchik who survived the multiple Stalinist purges of the Communist p

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    Kravchenko was one of the first defectors from the Soviet Union, in a time when defecting from the Soviet Union wasn t cool It doesn t bring any new information on the situation in the Soviet Union, but it does point out a lot of the Soviet bureaucracy as well In the last pages it does point out the American handling of the relations with the Soviet U

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    This book was my grandfather s gift to my mom ,Reading such a heritage meant a lot to me especially when it belongs to a dear person ,.

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    Please note I read an abridged version of the book only 240 pages not 560.I chose freedom, despite it s dreadful cover and the smell of dust emanating from my copy, was such a powerful book It is the life of Victor Kravchenco He describes how he became involved in the communist party and eventually became a most trusted member of the Soviet govenment.I w

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    Fantastic It is an autobiography Stalin is 10x Hitler The closed society was very good at turning their own people against each other and creating such an environment of fear that nobody would dare speak out against the most insidious decisions from Moscow I would read this again, and recommend it to anyone.

  10. says:

    How can this book been so forgotten It s definitely a must in any totalitarianism bookshelf.

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