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Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century Hardcover – September 10, 2010
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About the Author
Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of God and Ronald Reagan, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, and several other books. A professor of political science and the executive director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, he has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Political Science Quarterly, among other publications. Kengor has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, C-SPAN, and many other outlets.
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FDR was a major dupe and called Stalin "The most righteous man who attended Malta". He called him "Uncle Joe" in his Fireside Chats and refused to acknowledge the evidence of the Katyn Forrest Massacre ordered by Stalin of over 20,000 Polish Officers and prisoners. I can't remember if Kengor states FDR said to light a candle for "Uncle Joe" or if his chats might as well have said that, as FDR sold America on communism being not all that bad an ideal.
But FDR was nothing compared to Jimmy Carter who said he was glad we could move forward and stop the hysteria over communism. When he got the call that he had been lied to, that detente was a lie, and that the Soviets were in Afghanistan, he had to admit he was wrong and duped. That's the same Carter, who kisses Breznev on the cover, said 2 years ago that we had nothing to fear from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Kengor also points out how as head of the Screen Actor's Guild, Ronald Reagan (no dope by a very long shot) exposed what the communists were doing in Hollywood. Sterling Hayden said of a debate at Ida Lupino's home with top stars, "Reagan coolly showed up and took over and ground me into a pulp. He dominated the whole thing. He was very vocal and clear-thinking". Hayden had been "duped", as Reagan was for a brief time, by the communists. And Hayden had been a US Marine working in the OSS with Wild Bill Donavan! See how easyoly one can be duped by those who tell you only what you want to hear? Even Humphrey Bogart, and Jimmy Cagney to a degree, was a sympathizer until his eyes were open at hearings in DC that this was not free speech they were talking about; this was the communists here as spies throughout schools, Hollywood, media, and administrations. And guess what....they won! The mess called America today is due, IMO, to the duping of progressives and the election of one Barack Hussein Obama - who Kengor points out to be a Che believer and communist sympathizer extraordinaire!
Worth the price of admission is just how anti-American Obama's mentor was (he wanted Hawaii to join the Soviet states and reject US Statehood) as well as how William Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, wanted to destroy this nation. And they chose Obama to come into politics at his first fundraiser in their Chicago Home. Ayers is not in jail for life due to a procedural mishap. He should be tried again. But did Ayers like what Obama was doing? Or was he selected because coming from a background, by his own words, of seeking out the Marxist professors, was Obama called upon because he shared Ayer's ideals? After all, they tried to hide that they worked together for years, did they not? Perhaps the Rev. Wright's media coverage was a masterful play to keep on the covers so the Ayers issue was buried. But then again the media is leftist and owned by the democrat party and if Kengor found it, a cub reporter like Jimmy Olsen could have if he wanted to in the age of the Internet. As Kengor points out, they hate anti-communists more than communists, for they have been indoctrinated to believe many tenets of communism are great ideals. Could part of that be from the communists trying to get Hollywood screenwriters to put just 5 minutes into every film that tugged at America's moral fiber, as Kengor reports was a plan of theirs?
And to the Vietnam Vets out there, you'll be interested to know that John Kerry could never produce one witness even when immunity was offered, and that some of his comments were said to be verbatim to those being printed by the Soviets against America in the Eastern Bloc nations.
Yes, this is a worthy book. It will not disappoint. If you are a patriot you will be very mad indeed. If you are a progressive/liberal/neo-communist/Marxist/Che-lover then you will hate this book and this review as all false religions die hard.
Dupes transcends the history of the 20th century into this century. The dupery that continues to this day, not by the USSR but by the CP USA. The socialist struggle will continue for these dupes for probably as long as man will be on earth. That will require a third roll of duct tape.
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