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Next, Stone informed the audience that when Showtime’s repeat of the series comes to an end, the contract with them is up. At that time, Time Warner will pick up the series, and will release it on their cable systems in major cities as well as on DVD for purchase and for use in college courses. Since Showtime is a cable network and Time Warner is a cable service, he emphasized, it now would get a much wider audience than it did while aired only on Showtime’s premium cable service.

In addition, Stone told us that the program is set to air next week in Britain. “The British are anti-Soviet,” Stone said, “and it might be harder for their audience to accept it, but we’ll see.”

With those words, Stone revealed that being anti-Soviet is to him a very bad thing, and that he finds it hard to believe in this day and age that anyone could ever have had such a position.

Not only was the program to be aired in Britain, he informed us, but it was soon to premiere in both China and Turkey! It did not occur to Stone, evidently, why both of these nations might want to air a program whose main thesis is that American imperialism is an evil result of a vicious American empire that wants to rule the world and hold down “progressive” nations like Communist China, with its state-controlled media, and Islamist Turkey.

Most of the Q and A was handled by the on-stage moderator, who was friendly to both of them and asked them softball questions meant to not challenge them. At one point, she asked them how the series and book were received, to which Kuznick replied that they had overwhelmingly favorable responses from TV reviewers, and that the book had received blurbs from respected mainstream historians who all said how essential and important it was.

Kuznick, of course, knows full well that the blurbs are all from left-leaning scholars, all of whom have the same point of view he has, and none are from any truly mainstream historians like John Gaddis of Yale University, Alonzo Hamby of Ohio University, or others who, if asked, would more than likely think their book a farce, as does Wilentz and David Greenberg of Rutgers University.

At that point, Kuznick went on to say that there was some criticism from “defenders of the American Empire” – he mentioned Wilentz in particular, whom he blasted as being in the same school as Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the late highly regarded historian who, of course, was of the broad mainstream left, but whom Kuznick termed a “Cold War liberal,” to leftists a derogatory term.

He went on to say: “These Cold War liberals have joined conservatives in attacking us,” thereby putting his critics in one bag, all defenders of — as he said more than once — “the American Empire.” Indeed, he added that “Wilentz, like Schlesinger, defends the American Empire.” That, I guess, is one way of dealing with the devastating blast that Wilentz had written.

At that moment, I had had enough. I stood up — I shouted in a loud voice but without a microphone, and perhaps only those in my immediate area heard all I had to say – and made known that one of the critics he was attacking was right there. I said that both of them were liars and cowards who refused to debate, that everything they were saying was false and could be answered. I urged those in attendance to come to our session the next morning, as it would provide a major criticism of the arguments they were listening to and which they saw in the episode that had just been screened.

At first, there was total silence, and looks of confusion on Stone and Kuznick. Then Stone proceeded to start talking as if nothing had happened, and did not comment at all on what I had said.

It is more than clear, after attending this lecture, that on the issue of history Kuznick is the sole culprit.

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The venue was "... was once an apartment complex, in which Henry A. Wallace lived when he was vice president during FDR’s presidency. Kuznick evidently was not aware of this..."

As much as I would like to believe that is true I seriously doubt it. My bet would be that is precisely why it was chosen. The committed Left is serious and tenacious as all Hell. They are insidious among institutions that influence behavior and commerce and are willing to play the long game (much like Islamists). While conservative best and brightest are creating wealth as an engine for society, Leftists appear to be more willing to labor for their anointed utopian vision.

We're not nearly as engaged and organized as necessary to counter 50 years of embedded policies, educational doctrines and sheer numbers of activist followers. Oy...
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"Recruiting?" Guess you haven't been checking the Twitter feeds of 20 and 30-something artists lately. It's a done deal. America is a land of xenophobic, anti-gay, Indian-killing, internment camp-making racists who by the way support rape culture. "Game of Thrones" is too white according to Salon.com and Avatar is racist propaganda.

The result in real terms is that straight white men are the new traitorous Jews and the Left the new (nice version) Nazi party. Already black mobs smash windows and assault whites in Kristallnacht recreations. Blacks only artist's awards in all fifty states. Whites discriminated against entering college. Special laws protect non-whites and gays.

If whites weren't a majority there'd be some serious trouble from this mob led by a Dem Party and MSNBC that mainstreams hate-speech about "frighteningly white" cities, "old white men," "negrospotting," diversity and immigration to make things less white. What to do with all those whites?

The only thing the new Left lacks are actual swastikas.
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With the co-conspiratorial media hard at work, it now appears that those who ignore history are condemned to repeal it.
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Entertainment, Education and the Media, we must counter it. The new Redford Film "The Company we Keep" should be protested and picketed every place it is shown. NOT to keep it from being shown, that would be censorship, but countered with truth. Perhaps a sign that reads "2 Million SE Asians DOA Thanks Bill & Bernadine Ayers." We have the KGB files, we have auto bio's from former KGB agents and archives up the kazoo showing the complicancy of the left, yet no body knows. Nothing will change until this is corrected. Hey guess what, WE ARE THE GUY'S WITH THE WHITE HATS! Mr. Radosh and Mr. Horowitz have told their tales of travels yet some how nobody knows. Cure this and we can win.
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I haven’t leafleted anything as an act of protest in many a year, and believe me, it felt good. I only hope that many who took the leaflets actually took the time to read my article. - Ron

Right on, Ron!
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Well, what can you say about people that ignore the twenty million Stalin killed before Hilter got into the act? I'm sorry, the proper answer for the Left is that the US made the commie monster do it.
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The venue was "... was once an apartment complex, in which Henry A. Wallace lived when he was vice president during FDR’s presidency. Kuznick evidently was not aware of this..."

As much as I would like to believe that is true I seriously doubt it. My bet would be that is precisely why it was chosen. The committed Left is serious and tenacious as all Hell. They are insidious among institutions that influence behavior and commerce and are willing to play the long game (much like Islamists). While conservative best and brightest are creating wealth as an engine for society, Leftists appear to be more willing to labor for their anointed utopian vision.

We're not nearly as engaged and organized as necessary to counter 50 years of embedded policies, educational doctrines and sheer numbers of activist followers. Oy...
1 year ago
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"Recruiting?" Guess you haven't been checking the Twitter feeds of 20 and 30-something artists lately. It's a done deal. America is a land of xenophobic, anti-gay, Indian-killing, internment camp-making racists who by the way support rape culture. "Game of Thrones" is too white according to Salon.com and Avatar is racist propaganda.

The result in real terms is that straight white men are the new traitorous Jews and the Left the new (nice version) Nazi party. Already black mobs smash windows and assault whites in Kristallnacht recreations. Blacks only artist's awards in all fifty states. Whites discriminated against entering college. Special laws protect non-whites and gays.

If whites weren't a majority there'd be some serious trouble from this mob led by a Dem Party and MSNBC that mainstreams hate-speech about "frighteningly white" cities, "old white men," "negrospotting," diversity and immigration to make things less white. What to do with all those whites?

The only thing the new Left lacks are actual swastikas.
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"The goal of Stone and Kuznick is to distort our history in order to indoctrinate students and to turn them into opponents of the United States — essentially, to create a new generation of activists who will help bring down the free nation we live in."

A) I don't believe we live in a free nation anymore and I know the left control everything in this nation.

Therefore, B) Wouldn't this film/book rather sic the youth of this country after the socialist b@stards that run it now?

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With the co-conspiratorial media hard at work, it now appears that those who ignore history are condemned to repeal it.
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The leftists have acquired enormous power because most parents are indifferent regarding the power they exercise in academia. These mothers and fathers only care about the grades their children receive. Will it help them eventually obtain a good paying job? This is all that matters.
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Where is Robin? It is imperative that the Common Core be countered at the state and local level.
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This is so depressingly typical. Attacking Common Core is on a par with attacking the U.S. on behalf of North Korea. Why is the extreme right doing so much now to copy the rhetorical paranoia of the extreme left? Go read Sol Stern's article on Common Core at City Journal - "The Curriculum Reformation." Or is City Journal too liberal for you? Common Core has become the anti-fluoridation insanity of today's rightwing.
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All of American literature is up for grabs by Communist sympathizers. I wrote in detail about one of their heroes, F. O. Matthiessen, who supported the Wallace campaign before he committed suicide. See http://clarespark.com/2010/12/29/f-o-matthiessen-martyr-to-mccarthyism/.
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