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Grover Furr has built a reputation as a Stalinist and Communist expert who views America as the world’s biggest oppressor and terrorist state.  Reflecting on the subject, Furr has said, “the Western imperialists, the U.S. among them, are the biggest mass murderers in history… The U.S. is even more guilty [of genocide] than Pol Pot.” He has also applauded the violence that followed the Rodney King verdict, accused the U.S. of being behind the 1981 assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II and argued that the U.S. got what it deserved on 9/11.[1]

He has similarly denied that Stalin was responsible for the murder of millions, saying that he, “has yet to find one crime – one crime that Stalin committed.”[2] Prof. Furr also led the radical caucus of the MLA, and in 2015 presided over their session on BDS-support at Montclair State.[3]

[1] DiPippo, R. (March 16, 2005). A Scholar For Stalin. Front Page Mag. Retrieved from http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=9247

[2] Hoffman, G. (Nov. 5, 2012). Professor Grover Furr Praises Stalin, Claims He Never Committed ‘One Crime’. Front Page Mag. Retrieved from http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/164096/professor-grover-furr-praises-stalin-claims-he-gabriella-hoffman

[3] MLA. (2015). BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and Academic Freedom: Radical Perspectives. Modern Language Association. Retrieved from https://apps.mla.org/conv_listings_detail?prog_id=387&year=2015

Associated Organizations:

Stalin Society of North America (SSNA); Modern Language Association (MLA); Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS); Progressive Labor Party (PLP)

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Wendy Nielsen, Chair of the English Department

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