Skip to comments.Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
Posted on 02/05/2002 11:06:24 PM PST by quietolong
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But with historians such as "Cheshire cat" Goodwin and "Copy cat" Ambrose leading the charge ... Americans are doomed even in the basic understanding of their own history.
How many "Constitutional historians and scholars" signed that full-page newspaper letter ok'ing Clinton's behaviour - 400 +/-? Just compare the Congressional reactions to ENRON's Skillings saying "I can not recall" and those selfsame Congressmen to the former first lady's "I can not recall." Politically expedient - "tax, tax - spend, spend - elect, elect" ...
As an FYI, if you have not already seen these: "The Roosevelt Myth" John T. Flynn - rather old now, but speaks to how FDR et. al., did not "fix" America's Depression woes; but shows instance how their policies put Americans on the (now solid) path of governmental dependence. That is FDR real legacy - and THAT MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS!
Also, "The Jew from Linz" - speaks to the Russia Pale history, the various Tsarist pogroms, some of the origins of Zionism, ... and the schism between Liberal/Reform/Orthodox dogma comes from ... and yes, where Cambridge University fits in.
Ye Olde Lydon never got the nexus of his "Great Society" and "guns and butter" - remember Clinton "dodged the draft" and still made Prez. Weird world Americans live in!
Finally, as Charles A. Beard once said, "Writing history is a dangerous trade."
And remember, boys and girls -- the German Nazis were a Left party, too, and don't ever let anyone tell you differently!
No, they were a right-wing party, as everyone agreed at the time. Left and right are mere groupings, not ideals or ideologies. The nazis were right-wing socialists. There are such critters, you know. They are more common in Europe than in America, though.
That's what the other Socialists and fellow-pinko's said about them, to distance themselves.
Labels don't mean much, but programmes do. The Nazis were a Left party, and socialists. There is no such thing as a "right-wing socialist". If challenged to identify a "right-wing socialist", I doubt that any academic on the face of the earth could identify one, with the possible solitary exception of the Nazi Party of Germany, and that is only because the Leftists have always insisted, "we aren't with Ugly over there.....he isn't one of us!" But of course that was an expedient lie.
As between Left and Right, self-identifying and programming as a Socialist has always been definitive: if it's Socialist, it's Leftist.
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