THE article by Mahir Ali `The ghost of triumphs and tragedies past` (April 28) about Joseph Stalin is a farrago of utter falsehoods from a jumble of Trotskyist, Khrushchev, Cold War, and anticommunist sources.
A most telling fact is that Mr Ali`s article contains not a single reference to any evidence in support of these lies.
Since I cannot refute them all in one letter, permit me to recommend the following research works to your interested readers
Grover Furr “Evidence of Leon Trotsky`s Collaboration with Germany and Japan,” Cultural Logic (2009), http//clogic.eserver.org/2009/2009.html This is about Leon Trotsky`s lies, and direct conspiracy with the Axis powers.
Grover Furr and Vladimir Bobrov “Nikolai Bukharin`s First Statement of Confession in the Lubianka,” Cultural Logic (2007), http//clogic.eserver.org/ 2007/2007. html (originally published in Russian).
All the evidence we have shows that Bukharin was guilty as charged. He implicated all the other Moscow Trial defendants as well.
“The Sixty-One Untruths of Nikita Khrushchev”, an interview about my Russian-language book in which I show that Khrushchev`s famous “Secret Speech” is composed completely of falsehoods.
I discuss many of the Khrushchev myths about Stalin`s actions in World War Two in this book as well.
A new history of the Soviet Union, drawing upon documents from the former Soviet archives, is being written. The old anticommunist and Trotskyist lies can no longer be sustained. I have put links to some of these materials on my home page, http//www.tinyurl.com/grover-furr.
I urge you and your writers not to repeat anticommunist falsehoods uncritically and without evidence.
Montclair State University, NJ