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Communist

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Czechoslovakia

In Czechoslovakia in 1968, communist reformers appealed to democratic ideals that were deeply rooted in the country's pre-second world war past.

- Adam Michnik

Work Mostly

The main difference between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution was that the former was mostly the work of Communist party members and others who wanted to bring about 'socialism with a human face.'

- Adam Michnik

Some East

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

- Albert Einstein

Over Based

When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit.

- Albert Maltz

My Life Other

I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

China

If the communist party is controlling China, they represent China.

- Alex Chiu

Concluded Edgar

By 1967, J. Edgar Hoover had concluded that the Black Panther Party had replaced the Communist Party as the gravest threat to national security.

- Alexander Cockburn

Explain Which

I would say I was still a Marxist - which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.

- Alexei Sayle

Very Nuance

But as in all cults, what's central to the Communist Party is the belief system and the elimination of nuance. From there you're very slowly led down the road to fanaticism and mass murder.

- Alexei Sayle

Freedom Center

There was a huge lack of freedom in communist regimes, but at least they had humanity at the center of their thinking.

- Alexis Tsipras

Congressional

I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

- Allen West

Hit Tries

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.

- Alvin Dark

Will Equally

It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion.

- Aly Khan

Reach Concerned

I came to my Marxist view as a result of having struggled as a nationalist and found certain dead ends theoretically and ideologically, as far as nationalism was concerned, and had to reach out for a communist ideology.

- Amiri Baraka

I Think Put

The major poets of New Jersey have all suffered, whether it's Whitman, who lost his job for 'Leaves of Grass,' or William Carlos Williams, who was called a communist, or Ginsberg, whose 'Howl' was prosecuted, or myself. If you practise poetry the way I think it needs to be done, you're going to put yourself in jeopardy.

- Amiri Baraka

Chapter Resulted

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.

- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Thought Funding

One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.

- Andrzej Wajda

Country Pretty

I grew up pretty much prevented from knowing anything from Communist China except that they were the bad guys that stole our country.

- Ang Lee

May Given

No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.

- Anne Sullivan

New Julius

My great-great-grandfather Julius founded the Communist Party in New York.

- Armie Hammer

Work Capitalist

The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable.

- Arsene Wenger

Country Castro

I once dealt with a prima donna on a movie set. I won't say who, but his first name is a country. A communist country. Run by Fidel Castro.

- Artie Lange

Been Movements

I am a Maoist sympathiser. I'm not a Maoist ideologue, because the communist movements in history have been just as destructive as capitalism.

- Arundhati Roy

Issue Brought

What my Republican colleagues often don't understand is that labor is a human-rights issue. I have to remind them Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement brought down the Communist bloc.

- Chris Smith

Away United

If the citizens of the United States are to turn away from the Communist Manifesto and preserve the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and our Bill of Rights, we must first thoroughly reexamine and learn about each of them, and uphold America's founding documents by testing every political action in light of them.

- Chuck Norris

Certainly Films

I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn't mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.

- Claude Chabrol

Hungary Our

My parents both defected from communist Hungary and were what most people would today call libertarian. I grew up with a general distaste for taxation and any policy that intruded on our lives.

- David Harsanyi

Country Been

Bulgaria is fascinating. Because it had been a Communist country until the mid-80s, so it had just recently transitioned. And there were still the police towers on the street corners, where they look down - they were still there, although no one was in them.

- Joan Cusack

Half Eastern

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.

- Joe Slovo

Social Based

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.

- Johann Most

Police Russian

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.

- John Boyd Orr

Suffering

It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.

- John Negroponte

Nation Here

We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia.

- John T. Flynn

Mistake Country

Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake.

- John T. Flynn

Think Over

The end goal is to make a piece that everybody has ownership over and everybody's proud of because everybody contributed to it. I think there's a communist, socialist vibe to 'Portlandia' to make it work.

- Jonathan Krisel

Here Hundred

I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.

- Joseph R. McCarthy

Anti-American

According to the oil and gas industry and their proponents, I am a communist, terrorist, Nazi, Russian-sympathizing, anti-American, arsonist, extremist.

- Josh Fox

Becoming Had

Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.

- Augusto Pinochet

Soviet Union

North Korea faded to black in the early 1990s. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had propped up its old Communist ally with cheap fuel oil, North Korea's creakily inefficient economy collapsed. Power stations rusted into ruin.

- Barbara Demick

Born Temporary

China's one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.

- Barbara Demick

Want Going

In the future society, i.e. the communist society that we want to build, we are not going to establish charity institution, as there shall be no needy or poor, and no alms-giving and alms-taking.

- Bhagat Singh

Understand Real

Tool of Communist agitators... it's really a joke, isn't it? Because, quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates. It just shows how little they understand.

- Helen Suzman

Country Need

I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.

- Henry Kissinger

Argument Fact

An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.

- Herbert Spencer

Break Might

To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures, and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe might break out at any moment!

- Herman Gorter

Olympic Gymnast

I was never invited to the White House. They invited that Olympic Russian gymnast - that little Communist, Olga Korbut.

- Bobby Fischer

Kind Line

My books were attacked constantly by the Communist Party for not hewing to the Party line. I have never hewed to a Party line of any kind.

- Howard Fast

Been Fifteen

Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member.

- Bram Fischer

Mind Ascertain

When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were.

- Bram Fischer

Possibilities

Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.

- Iain Banks

Country Engaged

There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control.

- Iris Chang

Always Been

I've always been that contemptible thing, a luxury communist.

- Bruce Robinson

My Life Very

Having spent the greater part of my life under a Communist dictatorship, I am very familiar with the Bolshevik mentality according to which an author in general, and an eminent author in particular, is always guilty, and must be punished accordingly.

- Ismail Kadare

Well Known

It is well known that in the Communist countries, and especially in my own, Albania, readers were often called upon to demonstrate their vigilance by detecting and denouncing the 'errors' of authors.

- Ismail Kadare

Dedicated Cause

I'm a Communist, fully convinced and dedicated to my cause.

- Italo Calvino

Islamic Before

Before, revolutions used to have ideological names. They could be communist, they could be liberal, they could be fascist or Islamic. Now, the revolutions are called under the medium which is most used. You have Facebook revolutions, Twitter revolutions. The content doesn't matter anymore - the problem is the media.

- Ivan Krastev

Never Dogma

I never accepted Communist dogma or theory.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Head Ever

No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible.

- James P. Cannon

Leader Reagan

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.

- Dennis Hastert

About Telling

I grew up in a society where everything you did was eavesdropped on, recorded, snitched on. I had friends when we were kids getting into trouble for telling anecdotes about Communist leaders.

- Jan Koum

Media Better Off

When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement.

- Janeane Garofalo

World Better

The world would be better off with multiple superpowers. When Communist USSR was a superpower, the world was better off.

- Janeane Garofalo

Production

I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life.

- Janos Kadar

Over Bulb

Writing music and lyrics, you tend to become a control freak - sitting alone in your room with a bare light bulb over your head, writing communist manifestos.

- Jason Robert Brown

Hope Behind

It's a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.

- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Congressional

First of all, let it be remembered that I speak as an ex-Communist and one who has not testified before Congressional Committees, nor written works on the Communist conspiracy.

- Dorothy Day

Other Certainly

Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life.

- Dorothy Day

NAACP Meant

I'm often loose with my tongue. I may have said something about the NAACP being un-American or Communist, but I meant no harm by it.

- Jeff Sessions

Everybody Lone

I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22, 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had, because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to become supporters of the war.

- Douglass North

Own Leading

There are many examples in our history of overheated rhetoric leading to fear and prejudice and government overreach. My own grandfather, a sociologist, was dragged in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He said he wasn't a Communist and explained that American Negroes were patriots like everyone else.

- Jeh Johnson

Private Opposed

I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.

- Earl Browder

Doing Could

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung.

- Earl Browder

Show Plot

Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot.

- Edgar Bergen

Standard No Time

There is no time and space limitation for public accountability on the Internet. Creative commonality is standard and does not resemble the authoritarian style of the dead communist experience. It seems that it is no longer society's obligation to understand legislation; it is a duty for governments to be understood by their people.

- Eduardo Paes

See Along

I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.

- Edward Dmytryk

Names Than

With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names.

- Edward Dmytryk

Career Which

I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust.

- Edward Dmytryk

Government China

No company fails in communist China, because they're all partly owned by the government.

- Jim Bunning

Unforgettable

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.

- Elia Kazan

Harmony Symbol

My parents were no ordinary people. My mother turned Gandhian, and my father was a staunch communist. They named me after the great saint as a symbol of communal harmony.

- Kabir Bedi

Some Been

There is a buffet of ideologies for me to choose from. I've been a fan of certain communist and socialist ideals. Some have failed, some have succeeded. I've lived long enough to understand where all they failed.

- Kamal Haasan

Love Became

I became a Communist because I fell in love with a man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists, and I knew it would please him if I became one.

- Karen Morley

Chains Unite

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!

- Karl Marx

Phase Bourgeois

In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

- Karl Marx

Firmly

We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.

- Emanuel Celler

History Regime

The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.

- Kathryn Bigelow

Some Very

It cannot be so very surprising that I adopted a Communist viewpoint in the 1930s; so many of my contemporaries made the same choice. But many of those who made that choice in those days changed sides when some of the worst features of Stalinism became apparent. I stayed the course.

- Kim Philby

Technical Part

The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany.

- Klaus Fuchs

Some Joined

I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.

- Klaus Fuchs

Elaborate Became

I became a Communist by studying capitalist political economy, and when I had some understanding of that problem, it actually seemed to me so absurd, so irrational, so inhuman, that I simply began to elaborate on my own formulas for production and distribution.

- Fidel Castro

I Am Neither

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.

- Fidel Castro

Some Other

All sorts of other lies are being spread today, I do not know what else they will invent. I've heard that I'm of Jewish descent, but I found, I knew of my ancestors in Zagorje from around 350 years ago, and I said, maybe it would be good to have some of that, I guess I would be richer, I might not have become a Communist.

- Franjo Tudjman

American About

You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that.

- Frank Hague

Grow Could

I'm totally open to changing my beliefs. I could grow up to be a total communist. I could grow up to be a Neocon. I'm looking to have my views challenged. I'm looking to be corrected.

- Lauren Southern

United Nations

The general belief is that communists in the United Nations come only from the Iron Curtain countries, but this isn't so. We must remember that many of the representatives of free countries are members of the local Communist parties. If you add them all up, you will see they have an amazing degree of control.

- G. Edward Griffin

Found Existing

The existing U.N. can be found in the writings of early Communist leaders.

- G. Edward Griffin

North Another

The TED talk I gave, that gave me another character I didn't know about. I'm not saying the mind of a hero, but a kind of responsibility. Every word I'm speaking, it's not from myself. I'm speaking for and representing the people of communist North Korea.

- Lee Hyeon-seo

Country Behind

We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. 'America, land of liberty and freedom?' You know, that's baloney. More than 2 million Americans are behind bars now. Communist China has four times the population and they have 1.5 million people behind bars.

- Gary Johnson

Father Had

My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn't one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home.

- Gary Kemp

Politics Fists

It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.

- Lester Bangs