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Deceptive: Valtin's Out of the Night definately not anti-communist,
This review is from: The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War (Hardcover)
The title of this book is certainly mis-leading as Germany's Jan Valtin's Out of the Night is certainly not an anti-communist manifesto, for the simple fact that the book is not anti-communist. Valtin (Herman Krebs) clearly believed in the communist ideals throughout the book. The most you might be able to say is that he opposed the changes Stalin was making to the nature German communist party, and that Stalin was crippling the German party's ability to fight Hitler. Basically, Stalin was putting Russia over Germany's interests. Out of the Night was a great book though, albeit slow going early on.