By Sean McMeekin
Willy Münzenberg—an outdated Bolshevik who was once additionally a self-promoting tycoon—became some of the most influential Communist operatives in Europe among the realm Wars. He created a number of entrance teams that recruited famous political and cultural figures to paintings on behalf of the Soviet Union and its explanations, and he ran a world media empire that churned out huge, immense quantities of propaganda and raised cash for Communist matters. Sean McMeekin tells Münzenberg’s awesome tale, arguing persuasively that his monetary chicanery and cynical propaganda efforts weakened the non-Communist left, enraged the appropriate, and helped feed a cycle that culminated in Nazism.
Drawing largely on lately opened Moscow documents, McMeekin describes how Münzenberg parlayed his friendship with Lenin right into a own fortune and the way Münzenberg’s mysterious monetary manipulations outraged Social Democrats and lent rhetorical ammunition to the Nazis. His ebook sheds new gentle on Comintern funds, propaganda method, using entrance businesses to infiltrate non-Communist circles, and the breakdown of democracy within the Weimar Republic. it's also an engrossing story of a Communist con guy whose identify as soon as aroused worry, loathing, and admiration round the world.
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