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Stephen F. Cohen, 19382020
The Nation ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | Katrina vanden Heuvel

Posted on 09/27/2020 10:54:00 PM PDT by pluvmantelo

Мой Cтив (My Steve): A personal recollection of Stephen F. Cohen, who died on September 18 at the age of 81.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenation.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cohen; russia; stephencohen; stephencohenobit; ussr
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Yes, it's The Nation but I found very few stories on line and this was the best of a bad lot. Anyway those of you who go back a ways might remember Dr. Cohen as a reliable Soviet apologist back in eighties. More recently he has been doing weekly segment about "the new cold war" on the John Batchelor show. Poor John swallowed all of Dr. Cohen's bilge without batting an eye. And yes, his wife was (as Rush liked to day) Hurricane Katrina.
1 posted on 09/27/2020 10:54:00 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
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To: pluvmantelo

was this person an infrequent guest
on Coast to Coast?


2 posted on 09/27/2020 11:28:06 PM PDT by RockyTx
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I think it is. He was a lib, but one of the more decent ones, at least on C2C. a shame...


3 posted on 09/27/2020 11:29:47 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: RockyTx

Yup. He was a Russophile and a Leftist but very slick about it.


4 posted on 09/27/2020 11:32:02 PM PDT by Rockingham
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...albeit a soviet lover, apparently, something he really didn’t show on C2C, wisely, for his sake.


5 posted on 09/27/2020 11:33:28 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: RockyTx

I was a casual listener to Art but don’t recall Cohen being on the show. Cohen popped up often on Capital Gang and Crossfire.


6 posted on 09/27/2020 11:41:04 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (All modern progressive and revolutionary movements are at bottom attacks on private property-Shaw)
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Thank you God for your Jewish New Year’s present, the kicking of the bucket by the Soviet Union top’s “disinformation” mouthpiece in the US out side of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Steven F. Cohen, formerly of Princeton University if I remember correctly (not the totally insane Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN) who is just a left and full of hate for America as any red in congress, past or present (except, perhaps for Maxine Waters and Omar/Tlaib).

This leaves Prof. Ellen Schrecker as one of the top pro-communist disinformation program specialists in academia. She too might be found at the www.keywiki.org site.

One red traitor down, so many more to go.

Cohen was denounced by conservative writers as a Soviet tool as early as the 1980’s in the Wash. Post and later he proved himself so totally wrong as to have discredited his so-called “expert” credentials on the Soviet Union.

Somewhere on the internet and possibly at www.keywiki.org, there is a mention of both articles, the latter one roughly but accurately entitled “The Soviet Union is No Basket Case”. It collapsed only a few years after it was written and published in his red wife’s magazine, “The Nation” (she being Katrina van den Heuvel, its editor/manager.

As for John Batchelor, he has a bad habit of bringing on, often continually, hardcore leftists to promote their anti-American, pro-Soviet Union/Russian version of history and disinformation on the Cold War.

Batchelor is a learned man, and brought us the great China scholar Gordan Chang and Malcolm Homlein on Israel but his devotion to Cohen was almost an obsession despite the large amount of evidence that Cohen was a Soviet “asset” (I suspect an old KGB asset, with or without a CPUSA card or a rank within Soviet intelligence, much like one-time KGB/CPUSA agent I.F. Izzy Stone was in the 50’s and even afterwards as an “independent” writer (my ass).

A domestic disinformation/coverup writer like Cohen is/was Victor Navasky, once the editor of The Nation and teacher of Van den Heuvel, his successor. His book “Naming Names” was an almost complete disinformation/coverup project re communism in Hollywood, esp. the Hollywood 10. He was a nasty SOB. Wouldn’t take questions from people who challenged his slop.


7 posted on 09/27/2020 11:46:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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I figured the news would make somebody happy. ;0)


8 posted on 09/28/2020 12:00:41 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (All modern progressive and revolutionary movements are at bottom attacks on private property-Shaw)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

A lot of 50s to 80s left slobbered over the USSR. Bobby Fischer came and went on an anti Jew spree as well. The entire time is very interesting to look back on. Some of the media actually bashed the USSR during the early 90s, but got back in lockstep supportive with clinton.


9 posted on 09/28/2020 12:10:39 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: pluvmantelo

http://freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm

http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

https://www.lifezette.com/2020/06/police-officers-all-over-the-country-targeted-for-murder-by-antifa-rioters/

R.I.P.

love

2020 see


10 posted on 09/28/2020 12:14:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

INFOBUMP! Thanks.


11 posted on 09/28/2020 12:17:15 AM PDT by PGalt
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I’m singing like Pharrell Williams, “Happy, Happy, Happy”, a great uplifting song.

In the case of Cohen, I want to sing it while not “uplifting him” unless it is to take his coffin off the holding stand and bury him so deep that even the Devil smells him.

Happy, Happy, Happy!


12 posted on 09/28/2020 12:31:06 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: pluvmantelo

Apologist??? He was a flag out communist


13 posted on 09/28/2020 12:44:12 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
I found Cohen's tactics for argument instructive.

He spent as much time as necessary shaping the premise. That once accomplished, he simply rode the logic to his pro Marxist, pro Russia conclusion. Once he won the battle of the premise, he was a formidable debater.


14 posted on 09/28/2020 12:46:31 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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Cohen also often used his formidable knowledge of Russia to divert attention from inconvenient facts and issues, often with an air of academic superiority.


15 posted on 09/28/2020 1:10:45 AM PDT by Rockingham
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Haven’t listened to Batchelor in a while. Loved his program. Great content...

But both he and Kudlow were a-holes regarding the 2016 immigration debates. Tuned John out about that time.


16 posted on 09/28/2020 2:13:13 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Mr. Cohen was an interesting writer, I read his take on Nikolai Buhkarin, Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938, it was well written and makes some interesting arguments.

He was an open apologist for the USSR and a Russophile, but you always knew where he stood. I agreed with very few of his arguments, but I always considered him interesting to read or listen too.

17 posted on 09/28/2020 2:41:08 AM PDT by drop 50 and fire for effect ("Work relentlessly, accomplish much, remain in the background, and be more than you seem.")
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Skilled at lying. Didn’t want to give the game away, but always advancing the Moscow line.


18 posted on 09/28/2020 2:41:49 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Rockingham
To follow the lines of relationship involving Stephen Cohen and his wife Katrina vanden Heuvel is to encounter a sobering metaphor illustrating how the left has infiltrated and co-opted so many of our institutions, indeed how it has come to thoroughly dominate our culture.

I invite readers to Google the names in this article and especially Jules Stein and Jean Stein.


19 posted on 09/28/2020 3:07:25 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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To: pluvmantelo

Dr Cohen was brilliant the times I listened to him on the John Batchelor show and I fully understand why Russiaphobes cringe at the mention of his name.


20 posted on 09/28/2020 3:13:54 AM PDT by JonPreston
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