Blacklisted by History/True History of Joe McCarthy
被美左上了黑名单 - 麦卡锡的历史真相
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Author: Stanton Evans
[size=18]陈凯一语： Kai Chen's Words: [/size]
Senator Joe McCarthy should have been rewarded for his vigilance against the communist infiltration in the 1950s, and for his resolute actions against such a menace. Without people like him, not only the Berlin Wall would not have collapsed, America itself would have been overtaken by the reds and many now would be locked in "American gulags", including those who invited communism in the first place. The danger presented by the communist infiltration from communist China can never be overestimated. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, especially now. --- Kai Chen
麦卡锡参议员在五十年代时期的反共举动本应该受到褒扬。 但以好莱坞美左为首的亲共媚共的人们为了他们的政治目的将麦卡锡议员大肆妖魔化。 试想：如果当时没有像麦卡锡议员一样的人们挺身而出、反击共产的渗透与颠覆，美国现在就可能已经是共产天下。 许多人们可能已经被送到美国的“劳改农场”去接受“再教育”了，包括那些将共产引入美国的天真的人们。 今天我们绝不要低估中共对美国的共产意识渗透。 自由的代价是永恒的警觉，特别是现在。 --- 陈凯
[size=22]Conventional wisdom falls flat on it's face [/size]
[size=18]书评/麦卡锡的历史真相 - 美国的人们被彻底洗脑了[/size]
April 11, 2010
Book Review By Rod Allison (Detroit)
This review is from: Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies (Paperback)
This genuinely researched and documented work shows that almost everything we know about McCarthy is wrong, including all the popular factoids such as the "mistaken identity" of Annie Lee Moss, how he showed "no decency" and exposed a brilliant young lawyer's youthful indiscretion, or the one about how "he destroyed the lives of innocent people" (next time someone repeats that one, ask them to name one "innocent person" that McCarthy destroyed, and see if you get anything other than a dumb look.)
Evans shows that the "innocent" people McCarthy was investigating were anything but, and they should not have been working in the State Department, or Army communications, or other sensitive positions they were in. In many cases McCarthy has been vindicated by the Venona cables which have confirmed that several McCarthy targets, including Solomon Adler, Lauchlin Currie, and Franz Neuman, were in fact agents of the Soviets. In other instances, such as Owen Lattimore, Evans provides other evidence to show that they were not mere innocent victims of a reckless Senator. Lattimore was not a "spy," per se, who passed along classified information. Rather, he was one several influential insiders with Communist sympathies who tried to shape U.S. foreign policy in a way that would help America's enemies. In Lattimore's case, he used misinformation and other treacherous means to encourage the U.S. to abandon Chiang in China and thereby assist in the takeover by the murderous Mao regime that left a trail of tens of millions of dead bodies.
Evans also shows how dishonest the standard histories about "the McCarthy era" are, and how selective they are in choosing what information they present (and misrepresent). As Evans says, the field of study about McCarthy "has been left mostly to his political foes, dominant in intellectual circles when he lived and virtually unchallenged in academic and media precincts since." As a result, the image of a purely evil and demagogic McCarthy is so overwhelming that many people could never shift the paradigm, and they recoil in horror and moral indignation at the thought of it.
Everyone should read this book. This is more than a book about McCarthy. It is an illustration of how narrow, influential interests can distort an event in the press when it is happening and then further distort it in the history books as time passes by. There are many other historical narratives that have become conventional wisdom that need to be given a second look as well.