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Disclaimer (#3)Document.png book  by Antony C. Sutton dated 1974
Subjects: Wall St, Bolsheviks
Source: Aaargh archive (Link)

1st Edition edition Dec 1974. New Rochelle N. Y. Arlington House.
  • ISBN 0870002767

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Rigorous in depth analysis of the involvement of western capital in the Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917 in the form of support by Wall Street and London bankers - it could not have succeeded without them. The author makes copious reference to official US documents declassified after World War II. An appendix deals with allegations of a 'Worldwide Jewish conspiracy' at the heart of these events and judges that the available evidence is insufficient to categorically support them. In doing so Sutton arguably defines the term 'conspiracy' too tightly but also cites many of the documents that DO support such allegations.

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Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution


Since the early 1920s, numerous pamphlets and articles, even a few books, have sought to forge a link between "international bankers" and "Bolshevik revolutionaries." Rarely have these attempts been supported by hard evidence, and never have such attempts been argued within the framework of a scientific methodology. Indeed, some of the "evidence" used in these efforts has been fraudulent, some has been irrelevant, much cannot be checked. Examination of the topic by academic writers has been studiously avoided; probably because the hypothesis offends the neat dichotomy of capitalists versus Communists (and everyone knows, of course, that these are bitter enemies). Moreover, because a great deal that has been written borders on the absurd, a sound academic reputation could easily be wrecked on the shoals of ridicule. Reason enough to avoid the topic.

Fortunately, the State Department Decimal File, particularly the 861.00 section, contains extensive documentation on the hypothesized link. When the evidence in these official papers is merged with nonofficial evidence from biographies, personal papers, and conventional histories, a truly fascinating story emerges.

We find there was a link between some New York international bankers and many revolutionaries, including Bolsheviks. These banking gentlemen — who are here identified — had a financial stake in, and were rooting for, the success of the Bolshevik Revolution. Who, why — and for how much — is the story in this book.

Antony C. Sutton
March 1974

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