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FDR's decision to "normalize" diplomatic relations with Stalin's dictatorship of blood on November 16, 1933 is the seminal event in modern American history, I argue in American Betrayal -- one reason I was very happy to participate in the 80th commemoration of the event presented by CSP, hosted by Frank Gaffney, and also featuring M. Stanton Evans, Chris Farrell, and Stephen Coughlin. The moral, intellectual and strategic repercussions plague us to this minute.

From American Betrayal,...

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It is rather hilarious, in a mirthless way, to hear Learned Professors still attempting to maintain the domain of "Cold War Studies" as a rather sterile realm in which the Rosenbergs, Hiss and lesser known "spies" lurked, only stealing secret formulas, never actually influencing anything, certainly not the course of American strategy or the movement of world events. In this same realm, Joseph McCarthy remains wrong about everything. My book American Betrayal takes, shall we say, a broader view. 

Well, the Learned Professors say, maybe McCarthy wasn't wrong about everything -- not "the larger point," as Prof. Harvey Klehr recently semi-conceded,...

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From the New York Daily "News":

Trying to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesn’t love America, Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism.

“Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn’t learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism” than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News.

“I don’t (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn’t,” the former mayor added. “Logically, think about his background... The ideas that are troubling me and are leading to this come from communists with whom he associated when he was 9 years old” through family connections.

When Obama was 9, he was living...

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The unhinged attack of American Betrayal -- curiously, as noted, led by ex-Communists -- made much of my "occupation" metaphor. This would be the "occupation" of Washington by a Soviet intelligence army of literally hundreds of covert American agents who became embedded in the halls of power during the Roosevelt years, working on behalf of global Communism as led by Stalin's dictatorship. 

The evidence that sparks the metaphor is actually overwhelming. In fact, it is a rather obvious conclusion to draw, even if it has...

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There is great disbelief in the land -- disbelief that Obama and the rest of the global elites refuse to make the rational, logical connection between Islam and Islamic violence, whether in Syria or Copenhagen.

This "populist" response is the logical, healthy, rational effort to assess facts and draw conclusions, to abandon narratives -- agit prop -- and perhaps even to judge --  Islam is not a religion of peace; it is an existential threat to all we hold dear. This vital practice of judging, however, has been drummed out of our morally relative society, a historical process American Betrayal highlights. 

Will the good guys win? Be warned. Our patriotic forbears did not win their...

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Attempts to explain the unhinged campaign (spearheaded, curiously, by ex-Communists) to save "court history" from the newly dusted-off, newly inter-connected evidence presented in American Betrayal have logically pointed to the arguments in the book that pull FDR from his pedestal and lift McCarthy from history's hell.

As I now record the audiobook, however, I am struck anew by other arguments mustered in the book that augur a change in the way we also regard Truman, Eisenhower and many more. Such arguments make the case for a seismic shift in our conception of the "American Century."

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The following post originally appeared on March 10, 2012. Its contents remain as staggering today as they were then. "We will hoid sacred the beliefs held sacred by others": Are they kidding? No.

 

Conclusion? No, it's the end.

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Almost exactly one year ago, I came across the ISAF website headline,  "The Religious Importance of the Qu'ran," I wrote:

As a well-known sucker for the religious importance of the "Qur'an" -- I prefer "Ko-ran," with Texas inflection -- I just had...

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Earlier this week, I participated in the Center for Security Policy's Defeat Jihad Summit

I find that the several hours of speeches and discussion have distilled into some salient recollections and comments.

1) There remains a chasm between American "messaging" and that of some of our European friends who were invited to speak, including the Netherlands' Geert Wilders, who contributed a taped message, and Lars Hedegaard, who addressed the conference via Skype from Denmark.

American participants in the main demand, even a little truculently, that we now, finally, break the bonds of "political correctness" and speak frankly about "radical Islam," "Islamism," "ideas of ISIS," etc. 

Wilders, whose Party for Freedom is No. 1 in the Dutch polls, and Dispatch International editor Hedegaard both speak, and have always spoken about "Islam" -- pure and very simple.

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JCC Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

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Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the CSP Defeat Jihad Summit yesterday, recounting an exchange he had with the Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs when they came before Senate Armed Services Committee several months ago.

Sen. Cruz said he asked the following question:

What would be required militarily if the objective were to destroy -- not to degrade, not to weaken, but to destroy ISIS in 90 days?

Cruz continued:  

The response from General Dempsey: I'm sorry that is simply not possible.

Now my response was OK. Perhaps that time frame is unrealistic. You tell me, from the military perspective, if the object is to destroy ISIS,, what is required to do so.

The response was we cannot destroy ISIS until we change the underlying conditions  on the ground that make young men in poverty susceptible to extremism.

At the...

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Audio clip thanks to Vlad Tepes  

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Something unexpected and exceptional happened on the Sean Hannity radio show during a discussion of the current cycle of expansionist Islam.

On Thursday, February 5, guest Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, said there were "two things I hope our listeners can do in terms of education."

The first was to view his recent speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, "Why Were Losing the Global War with Radical Islam"...

and I would say second, read Diana West’s book American Betrayal, which is very chilling in telling us about a similar period in the 1940s and early 1950s in which...

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Bolsheviks meet to congratulate UC Cal Student Gov for advances in world peace and understanding

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One of the pieces of evidence I offer to bolster my arguments from American Betrayal that "we" -- the US-led West -- lost the Cold War (World War II, also, but that argument requires more space than I wish to use here, or total immersion in the book) is the fact that our college campuses, private and taxpayer-funded, are outposts of Marx.

How can a nation claim victory in an epic "battle of ideas" -- classicial liberalism vs. Marxist ideology -- when its institutions of "higher learning,"  its incubators of leaders, continue to churn out a hardened "nomenklatura" whose allegiance is to the pillars of...

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Below is a column that was first published 10 years ago this summer. I am extremely sorry to say, with a couple of timely tweaks, it could have been written today.

We have learned nothing. We have lost much.

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Only one faith on Earth may be more messianic than Islam: multiculturalism. Without it -- without its fanatics who believe all civilizations are the same -- the engine that projects Islam into the unprotected heart of Western civilization would stall and fail. It's as simple as that. To live among the believers -- the multiculturalists -- is to watch the assault, the jihad, take place un-repulsed by our suicidal societies. These societies are not doomed to submit; rather, they are eager to do so in the name of a masochistic brand of tolerance that, short of drastic measures, is surely terminal.

I'm not talking about our soldiers, policemen, rescue workers and, now, even train conductors,...

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There is much that is existentially threatening to the rah-rah conventional wisdom about FDR, World War II, the Cold War and more in American Betrayal, all of which serves to strip the cover off the riddling rot of Communist infiltrators and fellow travelers who worked covertly to expand the reach and power of Stalin's regime under cover of Allied "victory" in the "Good War."   

In my last post from the audiobook recording sessions, I noted that Lend Lease served to supply the evil empire with not only war materiel, but also post-war materiel including all manner of atomic materiel -- even embargoed uranium -- which was, as Richard Rhodes, author of Dark Sun, put it, "useful in constructing...

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One of the exercises I undertook in American Betrayal was to try to track certain key facts and personages that had disappeared from the current form of the historical record, the "court history" we are taught by consensus historians. 

For example, in sworn testimony before Congress in 1949 and 1950, retired Army Maj. George Racey Jordan revealed that during World War II and the top-secret Manhattan Project, the Roosevelt administration shipped atomic materials, including uranium and heavy water, to the USSR, flouting the embargo on uranium exports set by Manhattan Project chief Gen. Leslie Groves.

Where is this fact or this personage in our history books? If true, our understanding...

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