This is a good sign that the situation is tilting in Diana’s favor.
Stacy McCain: I Remain Diana West’s Ally in This Fight
By Diana West on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:19 AMA fine defense by R.S. McCain here in response to Conrad Black’s attack at NRO:
(My rapid response to Black here.)
National Review has published a column by Conrad Black which calls Diana West’s new book American Betrayal a “farrago of lies,” and I just don’t know what to say, except that (a) Black doesn’t seem to have read West’s book, and (b) is therefore attacking the straw man version of West’s argument, as presented by Ron Radosh.
As are all of the copy-cat attacks.
Stacy McCain’s bottom line:
I remain Diana West’s ally in this fight because whatever errors she may have made, from the standpoint of professional historians, she is asking important questions and calling attention to facts that have been too long ignored…
David Solway: Defending “American Betrayal
By Diana West on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:10 AMYesterday, it was a retired builder. Today, it is a poet.
by David Solway
The controversy surrounding Diana West’s new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation’s Character, that erupted over the last week on the Internet vividly illustrates a point I made, and perhaps belabored, in several recent articles; namely, a radical split is occurring within conservative ranks that threatens its long-term cohesion and presents the liberal/left with a pronounced and supplementary…
Bjorn Larsen: I Reject Horowitz’s Attempts at Silencing You
By Diana West on Monday, August 19, 2013 2:35 PMDiana – As a long-time advocate for free speech; long involvement with the International Free Press Society; and as you know, an associate of some of the bravest free speech practitioners in the world, I find the Horowitz/Radosh-led attacks on you to be beneath contempt. For them to pretend to be part of a “freedom” movement (maybe excluding speech?) while acting like school yard bullies, is laughable. I have read your book American Betrayal, cover to cover – and I found myself deeply shaken, somewhat analogous to the day I finished Atlas Shrugged as a young man, the overall feeling one of serious letdown in my history teachers and ‘why have I never heard this before’? Your sources are there for all to see and your chain of events and conclusions follow them scrupulously. Does that mean that every claim you make and question you raise are necessarily accurate descriptions of the causes of the great historical events? Yet, is this question even important in the raging attacks? I submit that the facts…