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‘Censure,’ ‘Decency,’ ‘McCarthyism’ — and Truth

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.
Young America's Foundation

Remembering Stan 3: The Anti-McCarthy Tripwire

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.
Free-Speech

A Postmodern Guide to Shutting Down Speech, and the Truth

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.
Debating 'American Betrayal': The Author Responds

Debating 'American Betrayal': The Author Responds

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
Memorial

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
Influence and the Experts

Influence and the Experts

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
The Truth about V-E Day

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. — Notice the media huzzas for
Obama's Evasive Letter to Benghazi Victim's Father

Obama's Evasive Letter to Benghazi Victim's Father

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

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
The Rebuttal: Part Three

The Rebuttal: Part Three

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

The Rebuttal: Part Two

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
The Rebuttal: Part One

The Rebuttal: Part One

“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
In Defense of My Livelihood

In Defense of My Livelihood

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
Who Really Won the Cold War?

Who Really Won the Cold 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
Karzai and Mullahs Flex Afghanistan's Sharia Muscle

Karzai and Mullahs Flex Afghanistan's Sharia Muscle

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

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