Why I Wrote a Take-Down of Diana West’s Awful Book Posted By Ron Radosh…..see note please

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2013/08/07/why-i-wrote-a-take-down-of-diana-wests-awful-book/

THE BROUHAHA OVER RADOSH’S NASTY REVIEW, AND THE SHABBY TREATMENT OF MARK TAPSON AND DIANA WEST OVER AT FRONTPAGE, APPARENTLY HAS MADE MR. RADOSH WRITE THIS TRASH TO DEFEND HIS ATTACK AND DESIRE TO DEFAME DIANA WEST AND DESTROY HER BOOK. HIS BOAST OF A “TAKE DOWN” OF THE BOOK IS BRAGGADOCIO…THE ONLY THING RON RADOSH TOOK DOWN IS HIS OWN PANTS…..AND INCIDENTALLY, TODAY FP REPRINTED THIS SCREED WITH THE TITLE “DOWN THE CRACKPOT ALLEY”….RSK

Today, my review of Diana West’s new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character [1], has been posted at FrontPageMagazine [2], the website of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. I urge PJM readers to go and read it, and to consider the arguments I make about why I find her book to be a betrayal, but not the kind she charges existed in our past. Indeed, what I argue in the review is that her book is actually a betrayal of serious and honest history, an ideologically bound argument that ignores real evidence, distorts our past, and creates a mythical counter-narrative to understanding decisions made during WWII.

Here is my concluding paragraph:

Conspiratorial theories of history are easy to create once you are prepared to ignore the realities on the ground, or regard those who do take them into account as part of the conspiracy too. This is the path that Diana West has taken in her misconceived and misleading book. Why did the U.S. and Britain not prevent the totalitarian USSR from taking over Eastern Europe after it had defeated the totalitarian Nazis? It had nothing to do with the Rubik’s Cube of diplomatic and military considerations, a calculus that had to take into account the willingness of the American and British publics to continue to sacrifice and their soldiers to die. No, it was a conspiracy so immense, as West’s hero Joe McCarthy might have said, that it allowed Western policy to be dictated by a shadow army of Soviet agents. It is unfortunate that a number of conservatives who should know better have fallen for West’s fictions. It is even more depressing that her book perpetuates the dangerous one dimensional thinking of the Wisconsin Senator and his allies in the John Birch Society which have allowed anti anti-communism to have a field day in our intellectual culture.

Soeren Kern: Europe: Ramadan Wrap-Up, 2013

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3922/europe-ramadan The real reason for the withdrawal of the documentary, according to bloggers in Finland, was because the documentary — which included the forgotten women of the Arab Spring and the public rapes of women in Egypt — is critical of the low status of women under Islam. Muslims across Europe are marking the end […]

PROFESSOR LOUIS RENE BERES:”Stopping the Machine”: Peaceful Civil Disobedience

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Controls/SendFriend.ashx?print=1&type=1&item=13654 Surrendering Judea and Samaria (“West Bank”) in the context of civil disobedience, Jewish law, and the Middle East Peace Process. From Prof. Louis René Beres Sometimes, tragedy and irony may arrive together. Now that it is reportedly back “on track,” the so-called Middle East Peace Process threatens Israel with additional dismemberment, and eventual disappearance. […]

Israel Ambassador Oren Slams New York Times Article on Palestinian Rock-Throwers; Says it ‘Dehumanized’ Israeli Victims : Zach Ponz

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/08/07/israel-ambassador-oren-slams-new-york-times-article-on-palestinian-rock-throwers-says-it-dehumanized-israeli-victims/ Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, responded sharply to a New York Times article published Tuesday, that favorably depicted Palestinian Arab youths who throw stones at Israelis. “While Palestinian protagonists are described in detail, their Israeli victims are largely dehumanized ‘settlers’ — no name, age or gender,” Oren writes in a letter- […]

DR. MOSHE DANN; RELEASING TERRORISTS…IN WHOSE INTEREST?

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Releasing-terrorists-In-whose-interest-322370 Everyone knows that the current negotiations between Jews and Arabs will fail; nothing Israel can offer – short of suicide – will satisfy Arabs. Photo: REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Poo Announcing an agreement to release 104 of the most blood-thirsty Arab prisoners in Israeli jails in return for Palestinian Authority promises to show up at the latest […]

BREAKING NEWS: BACK FROM HELL, HELEN THOMAS IS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

ADAM KREDO: All the Anti-Israel News That’s Fit to Print Critics question objectivity, credibility of New York Times’s Israel correspondent http://freebeacon.com/all-the-anti-israel-news-thats-fit-to-print/ Update: The New York Times appended a correction to Rudoren’s story Wednesday afternoon following this report. The correction states in part, “An earlier version of this article misstated the United States’ view of the West […]

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