May 19, 2010

CLAIRE BERLINSKI RESPONDS TO RONALD RADOSH: For the complete rundown, here’s Berlinski’s original article; Radosh’s rebuttal, and Berlinski’s response.

It sort of reminds me of something that Dennis Prager once wrote, quoting a famous joke among Soviet dissidents:  “In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it’s the past which is always changing.” And in a way, that morphing is still ongoing, as the legacy of the now happily deceased nation continues to be debated amongst historians of the Cold War.