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Memorial

Below is an excerpt from American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character tragically, shockingly, angeringly appropriate for Memorial Day. One day, I hope, the sacrifice of these lost American men, too, will be recognized by the nation -- and those responsible for their sacrifice judged by history. May 26, 2014 7:12 AM PT

The Truth about V-E Day

In 2012, the AP apologized for firing war correspondent Edward Kennedy for reporting the end of WWII on May 7, 1945 in defiance of military censors accommodating Stalin's wishes to announce the German surrender on May 8. May 8, 2014 9:28 PM PT

Obama's Evasive Letter to Benghazi Victim's Father

President Obama has now written in reply to Woods’ letter. This marks the president’s first response to direct questions about Benghazi since May of this year when he answered one question at a press conference. That particular question concerned aftermath “talking points,” not the attack itself. Oct 13, 2013 10:08 AM PT

Veterans at the Memorial: Showing Us What It Means to Be American

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A question Americans should answer for themselves is the one I am thinking through while standing at the National World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall this week. What kind of president doesn't do everything he can to ensure that the elderly American men in wheelchairs I see before me have access to "their" memorial--even during a government shutdown? Oct 6, 2013 10:07 AM PT

The War of Words Is Over

The war of words to define American Betrayal as being beyond the boundaries of rational, productive debate is over. The same book that Ronald Radosh condemned as “yellow journalism conspiracy theories,” and that David Horowitz publicly declared I “should not have written,” former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and his colleague Pavel Stroilov have now praised as “huge and brilliant.” Oct 1, 2013 5:01 AM PT

The Rebuttal: Part Three

The next aggressive attack on detail is plucked from the colossal Lend-Lease program the US created to supply allies during World War II. Supplying the Soviet Union was a bitter pill for the American people to swallow. FDR whoppers--such as declaring religious freedom existed in the USSR--didn’t help. But supply “Uncle Joe” we did--and to a needlessly dangerous extreme, I conclude from the sources contained in my book. Sep 10, 2013 7:46 AM PT

The Rebuttal: Part Two

Radosh presents my entire book and its arguments as a “conspiracy thesis resting on five claims.” He writes: “In this review, I will focus on each of these claims in turn and show that they are groundless, and worse.” Sep 8, 2013 8:03 AM PT

The Rebuttal: Part One

Calumnious charges against my new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press), originated in a review that appeared at FrontPage Magazine on August 7, 2013. The 7,000-word review by Ronald Radosh was titled “McCarthy on Steroids” (FrontPage editor David Horowitz wrote the title). The Radosh review is referenced as source material for a series of attack-pieces that followed at FrontPage Magazine, Pajamas Media, The American Thinker, National Review, and elsewhere. Sep 6, 2013 2:55 PM PT

The Scene of the Crime: An Excerpt from 'American Betrayal'

David Horowitz has recently leveled grave charges at Breitbart against my credibility as a writer based on my new book, American Betrayal. Indeed, according to Horowitz, I “should not have written this book.” Thankfully, he is not in charge of free speech in this country, and St. Martin’s Press, which also published my first book, The Death of the Grown-Up, had other ideas. Aug 17, 2013 6:52 AM PT

In Defense of My Livelihood

Thus, I am now engaged in the painstaking job of rebutting an explosion of falsehoods and distortions about me and my new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character. These attacks began appearing on the Internet last week at several neoconservative websites: first and mainly Frontpage Magazine (FPM), Pajamas Media and American Thinker. Aug 16, 2013 8:01 AM PT

Did Uncle Sam Leave 15,000 to 20,000 GIs in Stalin’s Hands?

On March 3, 1945, under prodding from both the senior US military commander and US ambassador in Moscow, FDR cabled Stalin to request “urgently” that provisions be made for ten American rescue crews to move in and out of Soviet-captured territories to evacuate liberated American prisoners or war, many of whom required medical attention. With uncharacteristic punch, FDR underscored his request as being “of the greatest importance.” Aug 8, 2013 7:47 AM PT

Did Communist Influence Lead to D-Day Invasion over Italy Strategy?

The heroism, sacrifice, and achievement of all the Allied forces in Normandy stand undimmed, but the question becomes to whose end was the invasion launched – ours or Stalin’s? To be sure, there were legitimate strategic arguments against the southern European strategy, and the subject is debated to this day. But the political ramifications of a British and American presence in central Europe – holding back the Red Army – are irrefutable. Aug 7, 2013 3:43 PM PT

Did Communist Influence Prolong World War II by Blocking German Resistance Efforts?

What is less well known--what is not taught to us--is that there was much more to this anti-Nazi movement. Its leaders inside military, clergy, and political circles made multiple attempts through multiple emissaries on behalf of multiple factions to strike deals with the British and American governments. They offered to overthrow Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy and surrender Germany’s armies to the British and the Americans. In exchange, they wanted British and/or American aid to keep the Red Army out of eastern and central Europe. Aug 6, 2013 9:45 AM PT

Did the Roosevelt Administration Send Uranium and Other Atomic Materials to Stalin?

It’s difficult to imagine someone more important in U.S. history than Harry Hopkins, but Americans don’t learn much more than his name, if that, in school. We certainly aren’t taught that Lend Lease, perhaps even Hopkins himself, pushed uranium and other A-bomb essentials through to Stalin. FDR’s powerful wartime advisor may have been a Soviet agent -- and “the most important of all Soviet wartime agents.” Aug 5, 2013 3:04 PM PT

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