Friday, May 05, 2006

What I Saw At The Revolution, III

The Cold War is over and communism as an organized political social fact is dead. But communism as a pleasant figment of the "progressive" worldview lives on, giving a phantom life to the illusions and historical distortions that sustained that murderous and oppressive ideology. The intellectual Cold War, alas, is not over. Academic revisionists who color the history of American communism in benign hues see their teaching and writing as the preparation of a new crop of radicals for the task of overthrowing American capitalism and its democratic constitutional order in the name of social justice and peace. Continuing to fight the Cold War in history, they intend to reverse the victory of the West and convince the next generation that the wrong side won, and to prepare the way for a new struggle.
-- John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, introduction to In
Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage
, 2003


  1. The pyromanical ELF movement comes to mind as I read this. Some leftists hide behind extremist por-"environmentalalist" movements. They are US-based domestic terrorists basically. And not ironically, I bet a a fair number of those in the ELF cells grew up in affluent families.

  2. It's amazing what trouble people can drift into, when the country they hate has given them the luxury of having an identity crisis.


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