Eye opening book: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution. Now online!!! This is a story of the Bolshevik Revolution and its aftermath, but a story that departs from the usual conceptual straitjacket approach of capitalists versus Communists. This book postulates a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism for their mutual benefit. The final human cost of this alliance has fallen upon the shoulders of the individual Russian and the individual American.
“These are the rules of big business. These rules have superseded the teachings of our parents and are reducible to a simple maxim: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you: and remember that the best of all business is politics, for a legislative grant, franchise, subsidy or tax exemption is worth more than a Kimberly or Comstock lode, since it does not require any labor, either mental or physical, lot its exploitation” (This strategy was detailed in “Confessions of a Monopolist” by Frederick C. Howe, Chicago: Public Publishing, 1906), p. 157. Howe, by the way, is also a sinister figure in the story of the Bolshevik Revolution!