To: John Filson
Although McCarthy is charged with a failure to distinguish between liberals and Communists, it was generally liberals, Herman points out, who couldnt recognize the differences. It was Franklin Roosevelt, after all, who brought Alger Hiss to Yalta and Harry Truman who promoted Harry Dexter White to head the International Monetary Fund. Both Truman and Roosevelt entrusted these Soviet agents with top positions long after they had been told that Hiss and White were involved in espionage
Then I'm proud to be in the same company as ole Joe, because I've never been able to distinguish liberals from communist either.
posted on 07/09/2005 1:18:11 AM PDT
("Only in America do we have drive up ATM's with braille on them")
I think there are liberals with good intentions and even good ethics. It's the liberals without one or the other (or neither) that really seem indistinguishable to me.
posted on 07/09/2005 1:25:43 AM PDT
("an ominous vacancy" fills this space)
McCarthy had nothing to do with the House on UnAmerican Activities yet to this day the myth is believed that he dragged innocent people in front of it. Too true that FDR was a disgrace and a communist. His administration was riddled with them. Under his watch the Soviets seized nuclear technology with the aid of Communist party members within his own Administration. It took a Soviet defector in Canada to reveal that Soviet agents had deeply rooted themselves in America.
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