Skip to comments.Weapon of Mis-Instruction: 60s Radical “Historian” Justifies Giving Stalin the A-Bomb
Posted on 02/21/2011 4:37:30 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
It was a blast from the past this week, as mostly forgotten one-time Life cover boy, radical historian and Yale Professor turned community organizer Staughton Lynd surfaced to add nothing, to the subject of the Rosenbergs and the atomic bomb spy plot.
His article in the Marxist rag, Monthly Review (who knew that still existed, either) was ironically titled, Is There Anything More to Say about the Rosenberg Case?
Im willing to say there might bebut Lynd sure didnt prove it.
But he did find some novel ways to say nothing new about the case while exposing the moral idiocy of the hard Left, proposing that:
Early in the article, Lynd grouses: Those who have all along argued that the Rosenbergs were guilty feel triumphant. It seems to them that they have been proved correct. The case, they propose, is closed.
Yep. We sure do.
Lynd then proceeds to construct the notion that the Left was really right, even though they were wrong, about the Rosenbergs. You see, its not fair to use the Venona transcripts to declare the Rosenberg case over, because the Left didnt know about them in the 1950s...
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When Lefties speak I laugh out loud because of the twisting of logic they get into to prove their inane ideas.
Unfortunately, other Lefties see how beautiful the logic and reasoning is and they fall in line.
Liberalism is truly a mental disorder.
The left and treason: now they feel they can admit what they previously denied. They knew that that Hiss, Fuchs, the Greenglasses, and the Rosenbergs were traitors.
Yet in fact it was not treason for the folks you name.
One cannot commit treason against a foreign power.
Remember, the Russians had two superb nuclear physicists in Igor Kurchatov and Andrei Sakharov, and even without Fuchs' knowledge they would have figured out and built the U-235 "gunbarrel" bomb and the Pu-239 implosion bomb by 1953. (It's only now after the Cold War ended that the West found a huge treasure trove of basic scientific research papers from the Soviet Academy of Sciences that was just as advanced as anything in the West.)
I recall that back in the '50s the Soviets specified Western (and often US) vacuum tubes in their military airborne radars. Being able to buy the tubes on the open market saved them a lot of development work, and especially time. Saving time by obtaining nuclear data through espionage would fit right in with their regular practices.
What are you talking about? Hiss was a US citizen, the Rosenbergs were US citizens, and the Greenglasses were US citizens. Only Fuchs, of those I named, wasn’t a natural born US citizen. Fuchs was a German who was a naturalized Brit.
Hope that clears it up.
I have read they they had an alternate design that was abandoned in favor of US designs that were certain to work. Simulation later proved that the alternate design would have also worked. I would not discount Russian technological prowess, especially then, and consider that many of those scientists were literally working to save their own lives as well as the lives of their families.
The spies may have shaved a few years of of the inevitable. Still, I’m glad they got the hot squat.
I am sure it did, at least to your satisfaction, Chum.
The citizenship of the people involved is an easily established matter of fact. Hiss, the Rosenbergs, and the Greenglasses committed treason against the US because they were born here. Fuchs was guilty of espionage here and was convicted and imprisoned in Britain. Got it, Chum?
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