Recently, I read an interesting article on the American Thinker website http://www.americanthinker.com written by Jason McNew and entitled Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991? In his article Mr. McNew mentions an ex-KGB Major named Anatoliy Golitsyn who wrote a book back in 1984 in which he predicted that the “liberalization” or the fall of the Soviet bloc was nothing more than a strategic deception. I read Mr. Golitsyn’s book back in the early 1990s. But, then, as I often have done, I lent it to someone and never got it back.
In commenting on Golitsyn’s book, McNew says: New Lies For Old is not light reading, and all of Golitsyn’s predictions appear in the last two chapters, some 327 pages in. Golitsyn began drafting the manuscript in 1968, completed it in 1980, cleared the CIA in 1982, and then finalized and published it in 1984…” You sure can’t say it was a rush job. McNew continued: “Put simply, Golitsyn’s argument was that beginning about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a communist world government. Throughout his works, he refers to this future event as ‘convergence.’” McNew also cites author Mark Riebling who said that: “of Golitsyn’s falsifiable predictions, 139 out of 148 were fulfilled by the end of 1993—an accuracy rate of 94 percent.”
Some critics have pointed out that Golitsyn didn’t get it all right, but McNew points out that “Taken as a complete work, however, Golitsyn got most of it right.” And he notes: “There is other evidence that corroborates Golitsyn’s thesis. In his 1982 book We Will Bury You, Czech defector Jan Sejna also claimed the Berlin Wall would be torn down and the Warsaw Pact dissolved for reasons of deception…Jeff Nyquist, an independent writer and the author of…Origins of the Fourth World War, seems to be the only Western journalist who not only noticed but paid much attention to Golitsyn. Nyquist has written hundreds of articles discussing both Golitsyn’s thesis and the slow moral and economic decay of America.” Has anyone ever thought there just might be some correlation between the two?