Ed Driscoll

Decline And Fall

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, when the last American personel were helicoptered off the roof of the American Embassy. “Within three years” of our evacuation, David Horowitz wrote this past December, “the Communist victors had slaughtered two-and-a-half million peasants in the Indochinese peninsula”.

What led to that bloodshed? A Democratically-controlled Congress dominated by the Class of ’72, and a liberal media.

More Horowitz:

In 1968, Tom Hayden and the antiwar Left incited a riot at the Democratic Party convention which effectively ended the presidential hopes of the Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey. (Humphrey, who was Lyndon Johnson