I decided to revisit the censure chapter of Blacklisted by History to refresh my memory on the details of the infamous Senate proceeding in late 1954 against Sen. McCarthy. Why study a political procedure that took place over sixty years ago? Aren't there more pressing matters to study? One might think.
Before I explain what it was like to become friends with the pre-eminent McCarthy scholar of our time, M. Stanton Evans, I'd like to point out some of the pitfalls of the territory, starting with the anti-McCarthy tripwire.
Diana West honors the memory of the late M. Stanton Evans.
In his contribution to the famous 1949 collection of essays by ex-Communists titled The God That Failed, Arthur Koestler carefully illustrates how set language binds thought to ideology at the expense of evidence. Koestler, author of the unparalleled novel of Stalin’s show trials, Darkness at Noon, describes a conversation he had early in his Communist career with “Edgar,” his Party contact, in which they discuss the front page of a Communist newspaper.
Long has the sun done set on the enterprise once known as Great Britain -- aka "England, Mother England," as in "Merrie Olde," "sceptered isle" and all that.
I am sitting with Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom, and the news has just flashed that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Canadian convert to Islam who terrorized Ottawa on Wednesday, had previously had his passport lifted by the
Author’s Note: This is my response to a recent three-part series by Jeff Lipkes devoted to my book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character at American Thinker. It is an open letter to the writer. This marks
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
Harry Dexter White: senior Treasury official, Soviet agent and agent of influence — One question I continue to be asked is what motive could possibly have driven the tiny band of anti-American-Betrayal extremists in their “disinformation campaign”–Jed Babbin’s phrase–against the book (debunked here) and their
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. — Notice the media huzzas for
On September 11, 2013, Charles Woods appeared on Fox News’s Hannity and read aloud four questions about Benghazi from a letter he’d sent to President Obama. Woods, whose son, ex-SEAL Tyrone Woods, was one of four Americans killed in Benghazi
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
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
THE REBUTTAL: PART THREE You can view part one of the rebuttal here and part two here. CHAPTER 3 THE AGRESSIVELY ATTACKED DETAIL #2: URANIUM The next aggressive attack on detail is plucked from the colossal Lend-Lease program the US
THE REBUTTAL: PART TWO CHAPTER 1: “GROUNDLESS AND WORSE,” HE SAYS. BUT NOT IN MY BOOK Radosh presents my entire book and its arguments as a “conspiracy thesis resting on five claims.” He writes: “In this review, I will focus
“Well-designed attacks on an opponent’s credibility can overpower well-crafted messages.” –David Horowitz AUTHOR’S NOTE 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
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
What did I do on my summer vacation? I stayed home. The family went to the country this week but not me. I stayed behind to deal with a white-hot controversy. About what? Me. Thus, I am now engaged in
This is the fifth and final part in a series based on the new book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press) by Diana West. On March 3, 1945, under prodding from both the senior
This is the fourth in a series in five parts based on the new book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press) by Diana West. The two most ardent boosters of the Normandy invasion were
This is the third in a series of five parts based on the new book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press) by Diana West. For many Americans, the first inkling of an anti-Nazi German
This is the second in a series in five parts based on the new book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” (St. Martin’s Press) by Diana West. It’s difficult to imagine someone more important in U.S. history than
The following begins a series in five parts based on questions that arise from integrating revelations of intelligence history – specifically, the influence on US policy-making by Americans acting on the Kremlin’s behalf– into the well-known sequence of World War
How could there be anything left to say about World War II and the Cold War that hasn’t been said already? We know the narrative, start to finish. In researching my new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our
The articles of the Afghanistan constitution open as follows: Article OneCh. 1. Art. 1 Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and indivisible state. Article TwoCh. 1, Art. 2 The religion of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan