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Cleon Skousen is Book W Cleon Skousen 1913 2006 was a popular teacher, lecturer and author in the United States for over 40 years Born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada on January 20, 1913, Dr Skousen s growing up years were spent in Canada, Mexico, and California.At age 17 he was called to serve a two year, LDS mission to Great Britain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints He later attended college at the San Bernardino Junior College where he was elected Student Body President.With scholarships and encouragements, he left California in 1934 to work as a government aid in Washington DC Later Dr Skousen applied and was hired as an FBI agent.Dr Skousen married his sweetheart, Jewel Pitcher of San Bernardino, California, August 1936 During the past 69 years, they have raised 8 children and are the grandparents of 50 grandchildren and over 69 great grandchildren He resided in Salt Lake City, Utah, the remainder of his life.Dr Skousen served the FBI for 16 years 1935 1951 , and worked closely with J Edgar Hoover In 1951 he was asked to join the faculty of Brigham Young University Here he headed up the Student Alumni organization In 1956 he was asked to serve as Chief of Police of Salt Lake City During his 4 year service, he also wrote his national best seller, The Naked Communist He also was the editor of the nations leading police magazine, Law And Order In 1960 he left the police force and began speaking tours around the country on the political crisis during that time period He also ran for the governors office in Utah, but narrowly missed the primaries.In 1967, Dr Skousen returned to BYU as a professor in the Religion Department He taught classes on The Book of Mormon, The Old Testament, and early LDS Church History He continued that assignment until his retirement in 1978.In 1972 Dr Skousen organized a non profit educational foundation, named The Freemen Institute Later changed to The National Center for Constitutional Studies NCCS , Dr Skousen and his staff became the nation s leading organization in teaching seminars on the Founding Fathers and the U.S Constitution His book, The Making of America has been used nation wide to educate students on the original intent of the Founders.His many books and recordings include subjects from raising boys to principles of good government, to prophetic history Listed in this web site are all the books and tapes which are still available today Dr Skousen shares a wealth of knowledge and optimism a diamond dust of exciting history and eternal principles of hope, that calms the sea in today s stormy world of seemingly chaos and uncertainty.Dr Skousen passed away peacefully in his home on January 9, 2006, of natural causes incident to age, just 11 days shy of his ninety third birthday He was lovingly surrounded by his family and wife Jewel, with whom he was anticipating their 70th wedding anniversary in August He will truly be missed by many.. The Naked Communist was a best seller in the early 1960s, selling than 1.5 million copies It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages In this hard hitting book an urgent need is finally fulfilled In one exciting, readable volume, the incredible storyThe Naked Communist was a best seller in the early 1960s, selling than 1.5 million copies It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages In this hard hitting book an urgent need is finally fulfilled In one exciting, readable volume, the incredible story of Communism is graphically told We believe this to be the most vivid and comprehensive book on the subject ever published It contains a distillation of than a hundred books and treatises on Communism, many written by Marxist authors We see the Communist the way he sees himself stripped of propaganda and pretense Hence the title, The Naked Communist Here is explained Communism s amazing appeal, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts even its secret time table of conquest Vital questions are clearly answered Who gave Russia the A bomb How did the FBI fight the battle of the underground Why did the West lose 600 million allies after World War II What really happened in Korea What is Communism s great secret weapon Is there an answer to Communism What lies ahead. Good Books The Naked Communist So apparently this book is being reprinted for it's 60th anniversary and netgalley made it available to read and review. I was curious to read it after seeing that it sold so many copies and that the FBI and CIA liked to keep it around their libraries as well. After getting through the introduction of the book though I really wanted to kick myself for picking it up. The author makes such a blatantly one sided argument against communism and uses things out of context to make his point. Marx had his own personally issues but bringing them up as dispute against his writing on socialism is petty, especially considering that the communism that came into being wasn't even the kind from Marx's writings. Marx said that a country would only get to that point after reaching a certain point as a capitalistic society, which no offense none of those countries were at. I understand that this was written during the height of communism and yes Mao, Lenin, and Stalin are heinous but this was a totally unfair representation of the problem. Many people in the US have also used their positions of power as a mean to enrich themselves as well. Lying to your constituents to get what you want wasn't just a communist thing. There was no subtlety involved in showing why this might appeal to people at all, just pages and pages about how communism is a tool to manipulate the masses. The ironically he went and used religion to help enforce his argument. The works sited by the author were pretty sparse as well and he clearly cherry picked to serve his own purpose.