Skip to comments.Stephen F. Cohen, 1938–2020
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.
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was this person an infrequent guest
on Coast to Coast?
I think it is. He was a lib, but one of the more decent ones, at least on C2C. a shame...
Yup. He was a Russophile and a Leftist but very slick about it.
...albeit a soviet lover, apparently, something he really didn’t show on C2C, wisely, for his sake.
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.
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.
I figured the news would make somebody happy. ;0)
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.
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!
Apologist??? He was a flag out communist
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.
Cohen also often used his formidable knowledge of Russia to divert attention from inconvenient facts and issues, often with an air of academic superiority.
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.
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.
Skilled at lying. Didn’t want to give the game away, but always advancing the Moscow line.
I invite readers to Google the names in this article and especially Jules Stein and Jean Stein.
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.
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