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Venona intercepts indicate that Soviet GRU officer/State Department official Alger Hiss was awarded the USSR Order of the Red Star (above) after the Yalta conference.

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Readers of the often-perverse National Review will have noticed that FDR biographer and convicted felon Conrad Black has opened an extended firefight with Angelo Codevilla over Codevilla's review-essay in the Claremont Review of Books about Henry Kissinger's recent book. 

Codevilla notes



My review’s one and only reference to Conrad Black was to quote his praise of Kissinger’s book: “brilliantly conceived and executed . . . even by Henry Kissinger’s very high standards.”...

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As the majority-European-minority-African experiment that made America disappears into a Third World maelstrom of population-replacement and culture-eradication, the question, as we approach 2016, is whether there remains enough patriotism -- love of country that is also openly declarable -- to try to save it.

There is, alas, little good news. Yes, Trump, the man with the mouth who has at least blurted out the all-important message about borders, illegal aliens and sovereignty, has been surging on that message. This is evidence of rebellion in the land, and rebellion is good. It comes from a vestigial survival instinct; also from the bitter life experience...

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Hillary for Iowa Photo

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The pulse rises on reading Breitbart's rundown of the Central-Americanization of Virginia, but the pulse really rises on reading that Trump may be pro-amnesty! Even the Washington Post headline -- Reach of the Day -- pales a little, although it is pretty good: 

"During Iowa campaigning, Clinton confronts enthusiasm gap." 

The Enthusiasm Gap -- makes...

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As I have learned, and particularly since the publication of American Betrayal, history is far too important to be left to professional historians content (ordered?) to trudge along the familiar groove of false narrative (until roused to any-means-necessary search-and-destroy missions against those who venture off-road in search of buried truth).

This is a matter of more than academic import. It is of much wider concern than to students or buffs. History is, should be, the guidestar of our conduct as a nation.The fact that we founder so dangerously today is directly related to the continuous loop of falsehood and misunderstanding about exactly how we got this way.

Take the 1940s international war aid program for anti-Axis powers known as Lend Lease. This program, which passed into law in 1941,...

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Watch the video (click "Read More" below).

Read Sharyl Attkisson's Fact Check.

Donald Trump has absolutely nothing to apologize for, even before we turn our attention to all of the noxiously fake concern currently being avowed by the Establishment-Political-Media-Complex for the plight of the American POW as exemplified by Sen. John McCain -- who himself has done more than anyone to cover up the plight of American POWs who did not return home!

In other words, where was all of this now-pained, -etched, and -so-serious concern for POWs then?

Nowhere. It just wasn't a useful mechanism of the political agenda. Today, that agenda is to Get Trump, and by any means necessary. Even by making and blowing things up, drenching them in crocodile tears, hoisting an American flag over the steaming mess, and saying Trump, the candidate leading the way on a real border, immigration control, and maybe even survival as a nation, "crossed the line" and, thus, according to the Establishment-Political-Media-Complex, is out.

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Another American serviceman, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, has died of wounds inflicted by jihad-killer Mohammad Abdulazeez, bringing the Ramadan 2015 death toll in Tennessee to five.

America mourns.

America also despairs. No one in power, no one with authority, no one with ratings, has the honesty and courage to link the killer to his religious faith, Islam. This seemingly unbreachable wall between cause and effect, between fact and conclusion, has created psychological, political and also spiritual chaos in the land.  

In the place of reality -- or, rather, to obstruct reality -- we see yet another round of "interfaith" rituals,...

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Kudos to CBS's Major Garrett for asking Obama a piercing question about Iran's four American captives -- bonus: CNN's Dana Bash calls it "disrespectful!

From CBS:

Transcription of exchange between CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and President Obama over Iranian hostages.

Major Garrett: As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran - three held on trumped up charges according to your administration, one, whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all of the fanfare around this [nuclear] deal, to leave the conscience of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted...

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As the Morally Elite purge purportedly sinful symbols and statuary -- surely prepatory for the upcoming main "live" event (please don't say I didn't warn you) -- I suggest they widen their scope of destruction.

Having moved on from the purge of the Confederate battle flag -- that was soooo easy -- the Morally Elite have turned their sights to the more concretely monumental problems of statuary, schools, streets, etc., that commemorate, for example, the heroic life of Robert E. Lee. 

As many have reminded us, including the NYT's David Brooks, Lee held slaves -- 196 human beings that he "inherited" from his father-in-law. Lee abhored slavery but defended the institution...

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Czech and US soldiers patrolling Parwan, Afghanistan, 2014, for no good reason. They are still there. 

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There is no mission. There is no strategy. But 13,000 US and NATO troops are still risking their lives and limbs every day in Afghanistan. Even worse, as the Military.com story excerpted below makes clear, these forces are operating in a war zones under rules of conduct befitting a peacetime police force. Bonus: in one example reported below, when the going gets tough, there is no Afghan support.

From Military.com:

"New Mission Brings New Rules for Patrols in Afghanistan": 

PARWAN, Afghanistan — American Marines and Georgian soldiers waited outside the mud-brick compound about a mile north of Bagram Air Field as their interpreter...

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No doubt, another letter to another editor of another journal about another knock-out game on American Betrayal  is just the thing for the summertime hammock, particularly since this one, bonus, also manhandles Stalin's Secret Agents by the late M. Stanton Evans and the late Herbert Romerstein. 

This time around, I am writing to the academic journal Intelligence and National Security(hence, the academic style and European punctuation). In fall of...

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If July 4, 1776, is our Independence Day, March 11, 1941, is our Interdependence Day.

A revolutionary thing happened on the way to World War II. It was called "Lend Lease." This was the legislation, approved on March 11, 1941, by which the neutral USA began to supply aid to countries at war with Hitler. It was spun by President Roosevelt and Democrats in Congress as a means of keeping America out of World War II, although it was recognized by many Republicans at the time as a war bill.

But that's not all. Lend Lease granted extraordinary powers to the executive. Indeed, it transferred war-making power from the Congress, where the Constitution placed it, to the president, where it has pretty much remained ever since.

There was something else that was revolutionary about the bill -- something revolutionary in a deeply ideological way: 

From American Betrayal,...

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