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Radosh Responds: Brouhaha on Right over Claims FDR Advisor Was Soviet Agent

In the ongoing debate sparked by Diana West’s provocative new book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, which details twentieth century communist infiltration into American government, West and supporters have tangled with heavy hitting historians on the right and the left. Aug 18, 2013 1:26 PM PT

Commentary: Lee County NAACP Misguided in Fight Against Robert E. Lee Portrait

The Lee County, Florida chapter of the NAACP has decided to wage a crusade against a Robert E. Lee portrait that hangs in the commission chambers. Lee County NAACP president James Muwakkil said the portrait of the Confederate general is “a symbol of racism and division,” and that the NAACP will picket Lee County. Aug 16, 2013 1:09 PM PT

Historian Diana West Shakes Up Cold War Narrative

Historian Diana West’s new book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character has caused a stir, and countered many shibboleths on the left and the right. West’s book details the deep roots of communist infiltration that ran through American government in the twentieth century. Her work has encountered a wave of persistent attackers, many of whom attacking her work and comparing her to militant anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy, while conceding they have not even read the book. Aug 16, 2013 9:01 AM PT

A-Bombs Away: Lingering Fights over Atomic Weapon Usage

A debate going back over half a century continued over atomic weapon usage, as conservative columnists Michael Barone and Timothy P. Carney wrote competing columns in the wake of the Hiroshima bombing’s 68th anniversary. Aug 13, 2013 1:10 PM PT

Showdown: Historian Diana West Versus the Intelligentsia

Diana West provocative new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, has been making waves on both the right and the left for bombshell claims of Communist infiltration of the United States government in the twentieth century. Attacks have come from the right, and now the left. Aug 11, 2013 4:21 PM PT

Obama at Knox College: Collective Responsibility Opposed to Individual Liberty

President Barack Obama will be making a major speech on the economy at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a site with deep historical significance. Knox College was the location of the fifth of seven debates between Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, often known as the “Little Giant” for his small size but large influence in American politics, and Republican Abraham Lincoln. Jul 24, 2013 10:28 AM PT

**Live Battlecast** Pickett’s Charge to Be ‘Epic’ Event

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is finishing off with a bang as there will be a live 90-minute broadcast of Pickett’s Charge at www.gettysburgbattlecast.com Sunday, July 7. Subscribers to the battlecast will be able to watch as thousands of reenactors take the field for the Blue and the Gray and participate in a historically accurate mock battle. Jul 6, 2013 6:14 PM PT

Gettysburg: The Aftermath

Free from the curse of slavery and now fully embracing the free-market capitalism that was frowned upon in the days just before it, the South is now a bastion of freedom and economic growth. The South also preserved traditional American values that were so apparent in their fighting spirit during the war, which is one of many reasons it is so important for Americans to look back and memorialize the valor and sacrifice that took place on the battlefield of Gettysburg 150 years ago. Jul 6, 2013 3:00 PM PT

Thousands of Average Americans Participate in ‘Pickett’s Charge’

to recreate “Pickett’s Charge” from both the Union and Confederate sides of the line. Stephen K. Bannon, host of the Breitbart News live broadcast of the Commemoration of Pickett's Charge, said that there were about “ten to twelve thousand people” involved, and that roughly 50% were under 30 years-old. Jul 4, 2013 6:26 AM PT

Gettysburg Historian: Where Was Mainstream Media Coverage?

Historian Allen Guelzo, author of the New York Times bestselling book Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, rhetorically asked, “Where is the president? Where is the vice president? They aren’t here,” in an interview with Stephen K. Bannon on the Breitbart News live broadcast of Commemoration of Pickett's charge on July 3. Jul 3, 2013 5:53 PM PT

Honor and Courage at Little Round Top

There were many pivotal moments in the most pivotal battle of the Civil War; almost every inch of soil on the Gettysburg battlefield has a story to tell. However, of all the incredible moments of that three day conflict, few were as important for the Union army than the stand at Little Round Top. Jul 2, 2013 3:30 PM PT

Gettysburg: Teaching the American Fighting Tradition

In recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Americans would do well to remember Abraham Lincoln’s words in the Gettysburg Address to honor the sacrifice of the men who fought there. Jun 29, 2013 1:29 PM PT

Shelby Foote: A Great American Storyteller

It has been 23 years since Ken Burns released his Magnus Opus documentary on the Civil War, but it left a lasting impression on how Americans view that war. No single individual in the series made more of an impact on those who watched it than the great Civil War historian, Shelby Foote. Jun 23, 2013 11:30 AM PT

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