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Two decades after the publication of The Black Book of Communism, nearly everyone is or at least should be aware of the immense evil produced by that devilish ideology first hatched when Karl Marx penned his Communist Manifesto two centuries ago. Far too many people, however, separate Marx the man from the evils wrought by the oppressive ideology and theory that bears his name. That is a grave mistake. Not only did the horrific results of Marxism follow directly from Marx’s twisted ideas, but the man himself penned some downright devilish things. Well before Karl Marx was writing about the hell of communism, he was writing about hell.

“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well,” he wrote in a poem in 1837, a decade before his Manifesto. “My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.” That certainly seemed to be the perverse destiny for Marx’s ideology, which consigned to death over 100 million souls in the 20th century alone.

No other theory in all of history has led to the deaths of so many innocents. How could the Father of Lies not be involved?

At long last, here, in this book by Professor Paul Kengor, is a close, careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx, a side of a man whose fascination with the devil and his domain would echo into the 20th century and continue to wreak havoc today. It is a tragic portrait of a man and an ideology, a chilling retrospective on an evil that should have never been let out of its pit.

©2020 Paul Kengor (P)2020 TAN Books

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An Intro Into Marxism

the ending is funny, "communism is easy, you just have to fall" lol. tons of info and references! highly recommend.

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Greatly insightful and important.

This is an important work that should be read/listened to by those who strive to make a better world. There were a few places where I found it a bit repetitive or long winded, but I would still recommend it as a good source of information on Marx and his legacy. The narrator did an excellent job!

I would have loved to also have learned about the responses of the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches to communism and socialism, but it was never touched on. I feel that this is an significant gap in this book.

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  • sarah
  • 25-08-2020

Must read in today's climate

For those who are god fearing people and love this country. This is a must read, people need to understand the ideology we are up against. It is an eye opening book so far. People we need to understand that there are those who worship this man who in all intensive purposes was probably mentally ill. This book explores the actual writings Marx and shows you how much he despised the word of God and Christianity. Open your eyes and prepare your minds so this country does not perish.

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  • jay
  • 02-09-2020

MIND-BLOWING!!!

If you are curious. Like myself. About Marx. His philosophies and influences. Why they have been so heavily prescribed by so many over the years and especially right now. This book goes above and beyond giving you a clear picture of Marx. His influences on others and theirs on him and how they continue to do the work of evil

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-2020

tons of history and knowledge

loved it, you will learn a lot about the communist movement. Very pertinent for 2020

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  • Tiresmoker
  • 31-08-2020

Karl Marx and Communism's ties to Satan

An excellent showcase of the battle between God and Satan as seen through constitutional republicanism (not the Republican party) versus atheistic Communism and all of its derivatives.

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  • Maria Liyubman
  • 23-09-2020

Important but repetitive

No one wants this information about Marx to get out than someone like me from Soviet Russia, but I found the book more repetitive than informative.
It would have benefitted from being shorter in length but written better, instead the book repeats the exact same poetry and material Marx wrote and analyzes it from different angles throughout. just when you think you’re done with one poem - it comes back again in the next chapter, and the next, and all you can think of is: haven’t we already been through this a thousand times before?
topic - 10/10
Execution - 3/10 - student who procrastinated on submitting his paper. Shameful.
That’s a real shame, because I am the actual target audience, what does that say about those we are trying to convince using this book...?

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  • Peter @Railandstilewoodworks
  • 05-09-2020

The #1 most critical read of our time

Marxism is the most deadly religion in history. Paul Kengor lays out the historical truth.

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  • nicole fyten-swap
  • 24-08-2020

best ever

i loved the book as well as the narration. just amazing! love it. the best.

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  • Daniel Osborne
  • 06-09-2020

The truth about socialism and marxests

This book will show you how socialism and marxests they infiltrated and plan on destroying the world

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  • Lisa
  • 13-09-2020

Just started listening

The engineering of this reading did not do a good job cutting out the harsh “Sssss”.

It is so interesting that I am hoping I will stop being bothered by it.

Not the readers fault and there is no line to rate the technical recording.

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  • G. Gregory Niblock
  • 24-12-2020

Good vs Evil

This book outlines the source of Marxism and its destructive force in our beloved American, and even more importantly as a destructive force in Christianity! The Devil is the father of all lies and has used classical Marxism, and to a greater degree cultural Marxism, to confuse Christians to believe and practice non-christian principles . To act unwittingly as dupes to advance the Devil’s evil in the name of Christianity! This is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the evil of Marxism and explain to fellow Christians how it is not just inconsistent with Christianity, but destructive of Christianity.

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  • A. G. Gilbert
  • 18-11-2020

My God, I had no idea!

I expect that most dyed-in-the-wool Marxists will find what is written here perfectly acceptable. If you have taken the oath and accepted the Marxist agenda, the idea that this comes from the Devil is laughable. After all, Marx himself was an atheist and so too are most of his supporters and this implies that the Devil too is a figurative abstraction and not a real personage.

That said if, like me, you have never really studied Marx and certainly have no knowledge of his biography, then this book will be deeply shocking. First and foremost it reveals what an odious person he really was. A financial parasite on first his parents (who he effectively bled dry) and then on his family and friends, he was disgusting in every way. He never seems to have had a job, hardly ever washed, was covered in boils, stank and drank. He would get into blind rages and was horrible to his wife and kids. Little wonder that two of his daughters attempted suicide, with one of them succeeding.

At one time a Christian (his father was a converted Jew) he abandoned the faith. However he retained a fascination with the Devil, writing plays and poems about him and even at times seeming possessed by demons.

All this is spelled out in graphic detail by the author with full attribution to quotes. Frankly, I found it horrifying to think that the paranoid ramblings of this misanthrope and Luciferian should be one of the dominating philosophies of the world today. Sadly, if, with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the ending of the Soviet Union, we thought we had seen the back of his horrible creed we were deluded. It seems that Marx is still in vogue on campuses throughout America and the West. It does not bode well for the future.

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  • Marcelo
  • 09-11-2020

Pure pleasure, or horror, depending on your views

"The Devil and Karl Marx" is a thoroughly researched and cleverly presented work covering the lives of Marx and his most influential followers in the United States and elsewhere, all the way to the recent past. The narration is superb. This piece will bring unadulterated delight to Marx's followers and sympathisers while working as a stark, perhaps belated, warning to everyone else. A must read for the politically curious, practitioners and academics alike.

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  • Mohani
  • 06-09-2020

Not for the faint hearted but necessary for every Christian

Very well researched! Some chapters were difficult to hear but necessary. Thank you for adding a spiritual dimension to the woke movement.

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