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Posted on 01/25/2008 8:45:48 AM PST by bs9021
Ron Radosh & NR by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 25, 2008
We have tried to point out some of the many errors in Ron Radoshs critique of Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against Americas Enemies by M. Stanton Evans that appeared in National Review last month. Now, esteemed Elizabethtown College political scientist W. Wesley McDonald weighs in at Takimag.com.
Nothing I have read in National Review during my over 30 years as a subscriber shocked and angered me more than Ron Radoshs nasty review (Dec. 17) of M. Stanton Evanss Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against Americas Enemies, McDonald writes. When I first learned that Evans was researching a biography of one of the most maligned figures in American history, universally remembered as a bullying demagogue whose anti-Communist crusade ruined the lives of thousands, I knew that Stan would be excoriated in all the usual places.
He had already argued vigorously in numerous articles during the past several decades...
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Just got this book and flipped to one of the most crucial sections, that on Annie Lee Moss. As best I can tell, Evans is not only solid, but has unearthed exceptional FBI documents that prove that Moss and others were, indeed, communists.
For me, there were only two pieces of evidence I needed to convince me that McCarthy’s reputation was railroaded to Hell.
1.) Ann Coulter’s description of the Joseph Welch encounter at the Army-McCarthy hearings was SO completely different from what I had learned my entire life from school and the media, that I located and read the actual transcripts. Ann Coulter’s description and characterization of that particular “Have You No Decency” meeting was right on the money. McCarthy was unfairly demonized and maligned.
2.) The Liberals and the media today practice the EXACT same type of character assassination that they did back then. To me, the most influential book in my life regarding politics is “Witness” by Whittaker Chambers, which I read after I researched the McCarthy hearings. I was dumbstruck to see the way the Democrats and Media treated him. It is EXACTLY the same.
That was all I needed to know.