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  • Steinbeck's myth of the Okies (Another archtypical liberal myth debunked)

    07/02/2002 7:39:01 AM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies · 6,055+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2002 | Keith Windschuttle
    Steinbeck's myth of the Okies by Keith Windschuttle John Steinbeck performed a rare feat for a writer of fiction. He created a literary portrait that defined an era. His account of the “Okie Exodus” in The Grapes of Wrath became the principal story through which America defined the experience of the Great Depression. Even today, one of the enduring images for anyone with even a passing familiarity with the 1930s is that of Steinbeck’s fictional characters the Joads, an American farming family uprooted from its home by the twin disasters of dust storms and financial crisis to become refugees in...
  • What The UN Doesn't Want You To Know: The Father Of The UN Was An American Communist

    02/08/2017 6:43:40 PM PST · by Sontagged · 43 replies
    Forbidden Knowledge ^ | Unknown (1990's) | Irvin Baxter, Jr.
    A young American diplomat was the leading force in the designing of the United Nations. He was secretary of the Dumbarten Oaks Conversations from August to October of 1944 where most of the preliminary planning for the U.N. was done. He was Roosevelt's right-hand man in February of 1945 at Yalta where the postwar boundaries of Europe were drawn (Roosevelt was a dying man at the time. His death came only ten weeks later). At Yalta, it was agreed that the Soviet Union would have three votes (one each for Russia, Ukraine, and Byelorussia) in the U.N. General Assembly, even...
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor – and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • Allen Weinstein, Historian of Alger Hiss Case, Dies at 77

    06/23/2015 6:40:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | WILLIAM GRIMES
    Allen Weinstein, a historian of Cold War espionage whose 1978 book, “Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case,” marshaled a mountain of new evidence to argue that Alger Hiss was guilty as charged in one of the most famous spy trials of the postwar era, and who served as the ninth national archivist of the United States, died on Thursday at a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 77. The cause was pneumonia, his son Andrew said. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years. Making use of newly available F.B.I. documents totaling tens of thousands of pages, Mr. Weinstein...
  • ‘Wrong’ kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali

    03/29/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights. She’s a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation...
  • What Whittaker Chambers Tells Us about the Age of Obama

    03/02/2015 8:59:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Jack Cashill
    I mourned the untimely passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman for the very personal reason that I hoped he would one day get to play Whittaker Chambers in a film version of Chambers’ 1952 masterwork, Witness. Short, heavy set, permanently rumpled, Hoffman would have made a near perfect Chambers to George Clooney’s Alger Hiss, the smooth, handsome, establishment golden boy. Chambers’ 800-page story of his life and their encounter remains the great political book of the twentieth century. Chambers was a deep thinker, a dazzling writer, and a reluctant participant in the most riveting political drama of the era. No...
  • Why Middle-Class Wealth Is Withering [Alinsky At Work: Destroy The Middle-Class and Destroy America]

    12/13/2014 10:16:14 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013 | AIMEE PICCHI
    By AIMEE PICCHI December 12, 2014 Why Middle-Class Wealth Is Withering If the middle class is truly the backbone of America, the country's spine may be close to breaking. Middle America came out of the Great Recession in a precarious position, sinking into "dissavings" -- when spending is greater than income -- thanks to a nasty combination of stagnant wages and a hit to real estate and investment values, according to a new working paper from New York University economics professor Edward N. Wolff. That's led to a grim outcome, with virtually no change in the country's median wealth between...
  • Cold War Era Spies

    10/10/2014 11:45:13 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 4/5/2014 | David Chambers, et al.
    Panelists talked about re-evaluating the lives, motivations, and legacies of American and Soviet Cold War era spies such as Whittaker Chambers, Morton Sobell, Morris Childs, and Julia Brown as new information has been declassified by the CIA and the FBI.  David Chambers presented “Whittaker Chambers and the Global Network of Great Illegals, 1932-1935.” Jason Roberts presented “An Examination of the Rosenberg Grand Jury Transcripts.” John Fox presented “The FBI’s Eyes on the Communist World: Morris Childs, Cold War Intelligence and the Sino-Soviet Spilt.” “The Dueling Loyalties of Cold War Era Spies of the U.S. Government and the Soviet Union” was...
  • Never Again

    09/01/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-1-14 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., reflected on the persecution being conducted against Christians and other...
  • "American Betrayal" Goes to the 36th Annual Pumpkin Papers Irregulars Dinner

    11/02/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 3 replies
    Diana West ^ | November 1, 2013 | Diana West
    I am very happy to reveal that at this year's gathering of the Pumpkins Papers Irregulars, a deluxe dinner held in Washington by intelligence experts and interested observers to honor the memory of Whittaker Chambers and his triumph over the traitor Alger Hiss, I was given the annual honor of lighting the pumpkin and later addressing the assembly about American Betrayal. Highlights of the evening included warm tributes to fallen Cold Warriors: M. Stanton Evans on the late Herbert Romerstein (1931-2013), and Paul Kengor on the late Judge William P. Clark (1931-2013). This year's "coveted" Victor Navasky Award, presented by...
  • The Whittaker Chambers Haters (Book Review)

    07/01/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 58 replies
    Real Clear Books ^ | June 13, 2013 | By Mark Judge
    We can start with the spoiler. At the end of his newly released and massive revised edition of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, Allen Weinstein makes the following observation: "As for the conspiracy theories themselves, we may expect that newer and perhaps more ingenious defenses of [Alger] Hiss may emerge, if only because none of the theories raised during the past six decades has proved persuasive. There has yet to appear, however, from any source, a coherent body of evidence that seriously undermines the credibility of the evidence against Alger Hiss." There will never be produced such a body of evidence,...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • What's the Difference between Socialists and Communists?

    12/18/2012 4:04:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Joke from communist-era Poland still rings-true... Teen: 'Father, what's the difference between  socialists and communists?' Dad: 'The communists shoot you right in the head, while socialists torment you through your whole life.' More dark humor from behind the iron curtain at Mayakas: she was there... I particularly enjoyed Maya's 'Truth' series on what life was like living in communist Czechoslovakia: it's a colorful first-hand account that provides a feeling for the captive environment and daily battles of living in the kind of 'progressive' socialist state that historically-clueless Obama groupies seem to think is so cool: Pt. 1: The Border Pt. 2: The 'Perfect Idea'...
  • Conservatives discuss anti-communism (Whittaker Chambers' 'Witness' on CSPAN2 Saturday)

    12/14/2012 6:07:24 PM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Rosa Nguyen
    Roughly 100 students, alumni and government officials gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Friday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of “Witness,” an anti-communist manifesto written by conservative columnist Whittaker Chambers. The event, hosted by the William F. Buckley Program, aimed to examine “Witness” from both historical and present-day perspectives through three panels and a dinner with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Panelists such as John Gaddis, a history professor, and Elliott Abrams, former assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, discussed the book’s controversial history in sparking the beginning of the conservative movement. Daniels said he agreed with the book’s...
  • 'Ex-communist' – a term still in Obama's future

    08/29/2012 10:10:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill points out BHO has yet to hear 'Moscow screams' “There is one experience which most sincere ex-Communists share,” wrote Whittaker Chambers in his classic conversion narrative “Witness,” and that is the epiphany, the road-to-Damascus moment, the instant they realize the life they have been living is a lie. Chambers memorably quotes one young woman about her father’s Damascus moment: “He was immensely pro-Soviet … and then – you will laugh at me – but you must not laugh at my father – and then – one night – in Moscow – he heard screams. That’s all. Simply...
  • Whittaker Chambers, Communism, and Islam

    Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of the rise of Islam… Those who accept Bolshevism become impervious to scientific evidence, and commit intellectual suicide. ...Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Islam rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of this world.
  • Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason

    07/28/2012 2:35:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Christina Shelton, a retired US intelligence analyst; she spent the major part of her thirty-two year career (twenty two years) working as a Soviet analyst and a Counterintelligence Branch Chief at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She is the author of the new book, Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason. FP: Christina Shelton, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Shelton: Thank you, Mr. Glazov. FP: Let’s begin with you telling us what inspired you to write this book. Shelton: I have always had an abiding interest in both the Soviet Union and the intriguing world of espionage. For...
  • Project of the Day: Profile of Whittaker Chambers, Author of Spiritual Classic 'Witness'

    01/10/2012 4:48:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Indiewire.com ^ | 01/03/2012 | Indiewire
    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."The Whittaker Chambers Story" Tweetable Logline: Feature-length documentary about Whittaker Chambers: journalist, theologian, and writer of the political and spiritual classic "Witness"Elevator Pitch: A feature-length documentary about Whittaker Chambers, whose book Witness is a political and spiritual classic. Chambers had insight into the human condition that transcended his time. He was a member of the communist party in the 1920s...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...