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Posted by Craig on 05:50:00 AM in History
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"Adjusting" the truth for ideological reasons -- who could imagine that?
February 13, 2013 at 09:37 AM
The Alger Hiss case is the origin of the Left's hatred of Nixon. Hiss was on the verge of getting away with it. A liberal, Ivy League educated member of the northeast Establishment versus an unknown congressman from California.
But Nixon persevered when the other members of the congressional committee of which he was a part were willing to believe Hiss. Then along came Whittaker Chambers etc. and the picture changed. Decades later, when the USSR fell and the KGB files were opened, it was revealed that Hiss was in fact a spy.
None of that matters to liberals because one of their core characteristics is that hey're impervious to facts.
February 13, 2013 at 02:00 PM
' “I expected skepticism,” he says. “Instead, I encountered utter and complete denial of the evidence.”'
Just as Stanton Evans found when he brought up the facts surrounding Joe McCarthy's career a few years ago.
Ann Coulter pointing out that Harry Truman offered Joseph Stalin the opportunity to rebut Churchill's Iron Curtain speech in 1946 (I was told, on DeLong's blog, by a faculty member of the U of Hawaii, that Coulter had made this up out of whole cloth, that there were forty books in his U's library about Truman and in not of them would we find this. I asked if the book cited by Coulter in a footnote as her source was in his library....)
Or, just recently, James R. Hagerty with his 'The Fateful History of Fannie Mae'. Which shows pretty much beyond any doubt that we'd never have had a housing bubble in the first place without the govt's interference in lending for home loans.
The left doesn't like their saints being challenged.
Patrick R. Sullivan |
February 14, 2013 at 07:44 PM
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