стр.342, Anatoliy Golitsyn: "New Lies for Old - The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation" (1984)
"Liberalization" in Eastern Europe on the scale suggested could have a social and political impact on the United States itself, especially if it coincided with a severe economic depression.
The communist strategists are on the lookout for such an opportunity. Soviet and other communist economists keep a careful watch on the American economic situation.
The communist bloc will not repeat its error in failing to exploit a slump as it did in 1929-32.
At that time the Soviet Union was weak politically and economically; next time the situation would be different.
Politically the bloc would be better poised to exploit economic depression as proof of the failure of the capitalist system.
Information from communist sources that the bloc is short of oil and grain should be treated with particular reserve, since it could well be intended to conceal preparation for the final phase of the policy and to induce the West to underestimate the potency of the bloc's economic weapons.
The bloc would certainly have an interest in secretly building up reserves of oil and grain that could be used for political purposes in a time of crisis to support newly established procommunist governments in Europe or elsewhere.