A Century of Conflict: Communist Techniques of World Revolution (1953) by Stefan T. Possony
World War I brought communism to Russia; World War II brought communism to eastern Europe and China. As to what World War III can be expected to bring, the reader is not left in any doubt.
The purpose of this book is to present the soviet pattern of conquest.
The method of this book is to trace the development of the communist doctrine of conflict management. A synthesis of the bolshevik “science of victory” concludes the volume.
Communist techniques of usurpation and expansion represent the culmination of a co-ordinated effort by several generations of skilled revolutionaries and soldiers. These methods, which reflect the political, social, and military experience of previous conquerors, are based upon elaborate studies in the humanities and social sciences as well as upon extensive pragmatic tests.
So far, communist conflict management—poorly imitated by the nazis—has stood the test of victory as well as that of defeat and catastrophe. The writer submits that the successful soviet encroachment on the free world is due largely to the operational know-how of the communists.
In 1920, Bertrand Russell anticipated three possible outcomes from the bolshevik revolution: “The first is the ultimate defeat of bolshevism by the forces of capitalism. The second is the victory of the bolshevists accompanied by a complete loss of their ideals and a regime of napoleonic imperialism. The third is a prolonged war, in which civilization will go under, and all its manifestations (including socialism) will be forgotten.”
This forecast is still valid today. Since we do not desire the second or third alternatives, we must prepare for the first—the ultimate defeat of bolshevism.