In an era when the budding Van Joneses of this world are “dropping the radical pose” and concealing their truly dreadful, intellectually bankrupt ideas beneath layers of hopey-changey gauze it is refreshing to read a lefty who actually says what he means.
Thus, Chris Hedges and his post This Country Needs a Few Good Communists, a [...]
From FrontPage Magazine yesterday:
[This article is reprinted from the National Observer.]
One of the great unresolved questions of recent history is why so many members of the Western left have become so besotted with, and apologetic for, ruthless totalitarian regimes. There have always been Western leftists who have idolised brutal regimes — be it the Soviet Union, [...]
The main reason the CIA no longer recruits agents from top-ranked schools is because it can’t. “The men and women who teach today’s college students view the CIA with suspicion, if not disdain,” as Beinart put it. The formulation is, in fact, too mild. The left hates the CIA and regards it as an enemy [...]
NOTE: This is a slightly modified version of a post I put up at BigJournalism. One of the professional Media Matters character assassins, Simon Maloy, whose job consists of smearing whomever the group’s masters at Democracy Alliance require, labeled me an “all-around clown” for defending Beck’s statement. I replied on Twitter in an NSFW manner (writers who [...]