Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $36.20

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

A timely update to the phenomenal national bestseller.

Soon after its quiet release during the height of the Red Scare in 1958, The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom exploded in popularity, selling almost two million copies to date and finding its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across the United States. From the tragic falls of China, Korea, Russia, and the UN, to the fascinating histories of Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, and General MacArthur, The Naked Communist lays out the entire graphic story of communism, its past, present, and future.

After searching unsuccessfully for a concise literature on the communist threat, W. Cleon Skousen saw the urgent need for a comprehensive book that could guide the American conversation. So he distilled his FBI experience, decades of research, and more than one hundred communist books and treatises into one clarifying, readable volume that became a touchstone of American values and earned praise from the likes of President Ronald Reagan, Glenn Beck, and Ben Carson. Lauded by one reviewer as “the most powerful book on communism since J. Edgar Hoover’s Masters of Deceit,” this text draws a detailed picture of the communist as he sees himself: stripped of propaganda and pretense. Readers gain a unique insight into the inner workings of communism - its appeal, its history, its basic and unchanging concepts, even its secret timetable of conquest.

Among the many questions The Naked Communist answers are:

* Who gave the United States’ nuclear secrets to the Russians?* How did the FBI fight communism after it was forced underground in 1918?* Why did the West lose 600 million allies after World War II? * What really happened in Korea?* What is communism’s great secret weapon?* What lies ahead?* What can I do to stop communism? * How can we fight communism without a major war?

Now updated for 2017, this edition includes a chapter on the forty-five Communist Goals, detailing how forty-four of those goals have been achieved in the U.S. already, as well as a chapter on the making of The Naked Communist, shedding light on how this book has sold almost two million copies. As relevant now as it was sixty years ago, Skousen’s groundbreaking work provides a renewed understanding of one of the greatest threats facing America today.

©2015 Izzard Ink Publishing, W. Cleon Skousen, Paul B. Skousen (P)2015 Izzard Ink Publishing

Critic Reviews

“No one is better qualified to discuss the threat to this nation from communism. You will be alarmed, you will be informed, and you’ll be glad you heard him.” - President Ronald Reagan
“The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is unbelievable how fast it has been achieved.” - Dr. Ben Carson ( The Sean Hannity Show; May 23, 2014)
“I went back and I read The Naked Communist, and at the end of that, Skousen predicted [that] someday soon you won’t be able to find the truth in schools or in libraries or anywhere else because it won’t be in print anymore. So you must collect those books. It’s an idea I read from Cleon Skousen from his book in the 1950s, The Naked Communist, where he talked about [how] someday the history of this country’s going to be lost because it’s going to be hijacked by intellectuals and communists and everything else. And I think we’re there.” - Glenn Beck, host of the nationally syndicated Glenn Beck Radio Program

What listeners say about The Naked Communist

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An Eye Opener

I am an older guy and for most of my life had a vague understanding about communism and that most people in the west considered it a bad form of government. After reading this book I now realise how incredibly ruthless, destructive, sinister, godless and soul destroying it is. The book also unveils how ordinary people can be duped into thinking that by following the socialist philosophy, they are helping create a better world. They have been utterly deceived. This book should be recommended reading for anyone who enjoys living in a free society as opposed to an oppressive regime like China or Russia. Wake up before it’s too late! Their objective is total world domination.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A superb introduction to the communist threat

This book could have been written last week. It should be required study for every high school student.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read for all !

Regardless of conservatives or progressives, do we really know what it takes to be a communist ?
Reading this book would be a great help! then one can make an informed decision.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book, insightful and well written.

This should be read by all to understand what Communism truly is and that it is not just another economic system and the threat that the ideology poses. It's long but stays interesting and is broken down well into different chapters.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amy
  • Amy
  • 06-07-2020

Wake up and see the truth

This is a good informational book that takes you through the beginning of communism with Karl Marx and then how those ideals were used with Lenin. It is eye opening to see how far the world has come and to see how close the USA is to turning over our system to Marxists-Leninists. It will result in millions dead. In every country that has embraced it that is the scariest and easiest part to predict. 10's of MILLIONS have died at that hands of communism. I hope we are smart enough to thwart it.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JESSE
  • JESSE
  • 05-07-2020

A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!

Powerful, eye-opening... I wish I would have had this in my hands when my children were young. Please listen and share!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-2020

should be required reading in all high schools

I now understand communism far more than 99% of anyone wanting to talk about it.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2020

Insightful and fantastic

for many years I have, as a young american and word traveler, felt that tgere was something profoundly wrong and twisted with tge conventional descriptions of communism v. capitalism. After my search for truth brought me to Norway I was recommended this book by rye late great Norwegian film producer, Ragnar Godhjerte. The opening chapters of the book began to almost instantly fill the holes in my knowledge I knew were there and, as time went on, it built my foundation of economic knowledge into the framework of actual understanding. Then, to end the book, the solutions we find are extremely helpful.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KPles
  • KPles
  • 14-10-2019

Do You Love Liberty?

Every freedom-loving American should read or listen to this book. If we don't understand what Communism is, if we don't heed what is happening at the hand of Communist influencers, we'll never be able to hold onto our liberty. It's only a matter of time unless we teach our children the difference between the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and socialist and communist-based governments. It's "a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it." (Benjamin Franklin)

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Happy as a lark
  • Happy as a lark
  • 10-08-2020

Such a prophetic book for our time. A must read for anyone studying current world conditions.

The book gives a simplified understanding of communism and it’s many forms. A clear realization of what is real and true.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jared J. Russo
  • Jared J. Russo
  • 02-04-2020

So many people need to read this!

This will help you understand why liberals, progressives and socialist think the way they do. You will be able to articulate the problems with communism. You will start to resize just how much you don’t know and how dangerous this ideology is.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs. Rogers
  • Mrs. Rogers
  • 08-11-2019

Amazing!

If I could buy this for every American I would. For now it will just have to be my family and friends.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for TJ
  • TJ
  • 15-04-2018

Excellent

No better account of the root cause of 20th century wars. Communist aggression. Still alive even today.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Freedom
  • Freedom
  • 16-11-2015

The History of Communism

What made the experience of listening to The Naked Communist the most enjoyable?

The history of communism was really intriguing. The book plainly lays out the goals for communism.

What other book might you compare The Naked Communist to and why?

The Naked Socialist, which is another book in this series is comparable to this book. The Naked Socialist details socialism just like this book does for communism.

Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

There are not any characters in this non-fiction political book.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

That communism is alive today. American's need to become educated and wake up that communism is on our doorstep.

Any additional comments?

This book is the history of communism clearly defined.

13 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ian Currie
  • Ian Currie
  • 01-05-2021

amazing! eye opener.

absolutely brilliant, will change your perspective on the world around you, you will start connecting the dots.
well narrated.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ardy E.
  • Ardy E.
  • 15-03-2018

Very sobering

Great read! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in communist history and behind the scenes look at famous communist icons.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.