Soviet view of the American political system. by Neil Malcolm

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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)- University of Birmingham, Centre for Russian and East European Studies.

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The Secret World of American Communism (), filled with revelations about Communist party covert operations in the United States, created an international the American authors of that book, along with Soviet archivist Kyrill M.

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