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The Rebuttal: Defending 'American Betrayal' from the Book-Burners Paperback – October 2, 2013
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Progressive defenders of the Consensus have suffered defeat after defeat. The truth about the Ukrainian famine, Katyn Forrest Massacre, the guilt of the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White and untold others, eventually came out in spite of their heroic efforts. These defenders of the Soviet conspiracy make no apologies. They do not need to. Their mistakes are conveniently assigned to the Memory Hole. As Vladimir Bukovsky points out such incompetence would have severe consequences in any other field.
Ned May describes how professional historians view their field: "the masters of the guild get angry when someone less worthy than they are ventures into the orchard in which only they are privileged to harvest. The harvest the outsiders brought in, they ritually burn." Amateurs are incapable understanding "historical context.Read more ›
IF Conrad Black, Ron Radosh, and David Horowitz even BOTHERED to read her book, their distortions and whole-cloth inventions have been eviscerated by experienced and informed powerhouses who sought to expose the truth, as opposed to protecting one's reputation or future access to Russian archives.
The Rebuttal is the collection of those defenses of Truth, efforts put forth by former subjects of the Soviet regime and champions of REAL investigative reporting on United States Cold War history, such as M. Stanton Evans.
The silence of the lions who proclaim their patriot-bonafides on their "conservative" broadcasts continues to befuddle....
Are they protecting turf, or simply afraid?
On November 12, David Horowitz addressed an audience of fellow conservatives at The Heritage Foundation. His prepared remarks dealt with his new book of essays, The Black Book of the American Left: The Collected Conservative Writings of David Horowitz
His address, and the question/answer period which followed, was recorded by Heritage, and may be viewed on their site.
A 14-minute clip has been posted on Diana West's blog, dianawest.net, in which Mr. Horowitz attempted to "Who? Me!?? I ... I, uh, I didn't do it! It was dem!" his way out of his lost position. In addition, he admitted that the whole attack was motivated by a desire to retain hegemony among Soviet history/Cold War intellectuals. Then, M.Read more ›
I wasn't very impressed, by Radosh's writing, the only thing I took away from his red diaper days was that Mary Travers was "easy". To my chagrin he's apparently a respected historian with the scalps of the Rosenbergs on his belt.
I never read his review, due no doubt to my ineptness with a computer, but I noticed he'd stirred up a tempest in the tiny teapot that is Frontpage. I read a lot of reaction that seemed to recapitulated Radosh's talking points but very few who actually said they'd read the book.
I enjoyed American Betrayal. I had read many of the secondary sources that West cited and appreciated her primary source citations. She makes a compelling argument for the idea that agents of influence serving Soviet interests had more input into American strategy in WW2 than we ever realized and its been covered up for years.
I liked her endnotes, Radosh doesn't provide any for Commies he does for Red Star so I find it odd he would attack her scholarship.Conrad Black is another game of soldiers all together,I'll take West's version over that Jailbird any day.
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Impressive systematic favtual support for her strong analysis of socio-political situation in the USA.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A good follow-up to American Betrayal. I was unaware of the controversy when it first arose, but I am pleased that Diana West has taken the trouble to respond to these critics.Published 4 months ago by David H Ronk
I greatly enjoyed "American Betrayal," but I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information and perspective to be provided in"The... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Edward W. Goggin
I'm really glad she wrote a rebuttal to the lemmings who simply refuse to even entertain facts. Well done. highly recommend.Published 11 months ago by Lauren E. Muglia
A book should stand on its own merits, and by this criterion, Ms. West’s REBUTTAL fails. The book’s organization is chaotic; consequently, there is much repetition. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hugh Murray
Very good. Diana West fought back against her naysayers effectively. She is right and they are left.Published 12 months ago by charleshlapo
This book is a) a pain in the neck to read, b) peculiar in that it consists of West's (and her supporters') side of a polemic battle between herself David Horowitz and Ron Radosh... Read morePublished 13 months ago by H. Geschichtemann