Strong,Anna Louise. . Seattle: SealPress, 1979. Autobiographical, on her leaving the dying American world ofcapitalism for the growing world of communism.
Glotzer,Albert. “The Brutal March Backward.” 9, no. 3 (Fall 1996). Essay-review ofVolkogonov’s : discusses what it shows of the relationship ofCommunist parties with the Comintern.
As for your response about Free Markets and Free Trade (I do not wish to turn this into a spamfest); I find some of the points you raise to be dubious. Yes there were communist infiltrators into the US who used their version of a ‘free trade’ system to advocate the damaging of US exports, manufacturing, and goods, but all of the systems these subversives and traitors advocated was more akin to a form of Anarcho-Capitalism than Classical Economics, Classical Liberalism, or Libertarianism-based Free Markets. I could point you in the direction of American economic thinkers like Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell who did advocate Free Market Capitalism and Free Trade with reasonable amounts of regulations, and who have in turn heavily criticized Communist and Socialist economic theories of these very shady individuals you list. Friedman has also pointed out that Keynesian economic ideas work well in a time of crisis (such as the Depression), but ultimately have led to hyper-inflation (post-WW2 period), and to the bloated government the US is burdened with today that is economically unfeasible. None of these criticisms are unconstitutional in nature, nor did they intend for a backdoor for closet-authoritarians to infiltrate American society in the way you have presented, more so he has just illustrated the limited nature of Keynesian economic ideas. Friedman has also shown that the American economy, prior to the Great Depression, was very much akin to a Free Market Capitalist system; indeed the American economic school borrows from this concept on many levels.
So, we can see that the practical application of one of Rand’s core beliefs, does lead to Anarcho-Communism/Capitalism. Read the comments, here. Rand was a Sociopath who worshipped a child abuser/murderer who she thought exemplified “rational self interest”; her Objectivist philosophy of selfishness and no morals:
Phatak has a very jaded view of Capitalism and I would even dare say that he is what is called nowadays a "Progressive" which is just another word for Communist.
Haas,Edward F. “Huey Long and the Communists.” 32,no. 1 (1991). Fearing Long’s Share Our Wealth program would divert supportfrom the CPUSA and its support for the New Deal via the Popular Front and leadto the formation of a third party, the Communist press attacked him asantilabor, racist, corrupt, a lackey of capitalism, and a leader of Americanfascism.
Leagueof Professional Groups for Foster and Ford. . NewYork: League of Professional Groups, 1932. Signed by 50+ prominentintellectuals and writers endorsing William Z. Foster for president and callingfor intellectuals to chose vibrant and dynamic Soviet communism over the dyingand decayed American capitalism.
One small fact seems to have escaped those comparing the deaths caused by Fascism (Nazism) and those klled under Communist oppression. Nazis, as evil and abhorrent as they were, tended to treat their own citizens well. Their extreme form of nationalism was based upon the concept of racial superiority, and they turned their wrath on those they considered inferior…Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, etc.
Pintzuk,Edward Carl. “Going Down Fighting: The Michigan Communist Party After World WarII.” Ph.D. diss. Wayne State University, 1992. Finds that after World War IIthe Michigan C.P. fought bravely, nobly, idealistically, and almost alone forcivil rights and civil liberties against malevolent, evil pro-capitalist policeand state oppression; finds that the C.P. raised political consciousness,combated racial discrimination, promoted equal rights and made denial of theBill of Rights more difficult.
Communism is State Capitalism, business run for a small minority of monolithic corporations. What do you think the Gulags and slave labor for profit camps, the USSR corporate state union, the Red Chinese corporate union were/are about?
Peeler,David P. “America’s Depression Culture: Social Art and Literature of the1930s.” Ph.D. diss. University of Wisconsin, 1980. Argues that artists andwriters were largely ambivalent or opposed to Communism despite their bitterindictment of American capitalism.
The rich class controls the means of production and wields power, thereby imposing their own class distinction and whims on the society.
Anatomy of Power
Communism appeals to the higher ideal of altruism, while capitalism promotes selfishness.
In short, it has the danger of killing creativity and original thinking.
Capitalism, on the other hand, feeding selfish desires can create capitalist autocrats who can have control of life and death over thousands of people, leading to exploitation.
Communism advocates a classless, egalitarian society, where all men and women are placed on the same footing.
Erickson,Gerald M., and Judith Joël, eds. . Minneapolis: MEP [Marxist Education Press] Publications,1987. Various essays which share the themes that anticommunism is alwayshostile to working people and “progressives” and that anticommunism resultsfrom deliberate campaigns promoting narrow capitalist class interests.