More Conservative Betrayal…….
This is the golden quote from the piece that sets in stone the mindset of Clarice Feldman:
This week I’m making an exception in highlighting the imbroglio between Ron Radosh, an historian whose knowledge of the American Communist party and the McCarthy era is unmatched, and Diana West, author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation’s Character. I’m doing so, not to attack West whose work I have not read, but to point out the dangers of demagogic writers —
Folks, please do take note that Feldman makes this highly arrogant and uninformed ad hominem attack after Diana has both rebutted and debunked every single ludicrous attack Ron Radosh has leveled at her book (visit her blog and check the archives). Clue bat to the head of Ron Radosh and his sycophants, he does not have ‘unassailable knowledge’, no one does, hence the reason for writing this book.
Diana posts on the latest uninformed attack/barrage coming her way from the pages of American Thinker:
As The Rebuttal nears publication (soon to be an ebook as well), I simply must highlight the most high-larious ad hominem attack on me of all — even better than National Review’s FDR hagiographer questioning my being “house-trained.” (Welcome to my world for the past few weeks….)
Blogger and historian Clare Spark notes that West has little background for her research and the unfortunate overconfidence of many Ivy graduates, “I have looked up Diana West’s background. She has a B.A. in English from Yale and a prior book that gave her synoptic view of American culture as stuck in adolescent rebellion. That she has the confidence to make grand pronouncements about American culture and then diplomatic history can be attributed both to her Ivy League education and to the rise of the amateur commentator, thanks to far right conspiracy theorists. They are attached to her as to other ‘inside dopesters,” and the results are frightening for the future of the republic.”