Fred Branfman, Noam Chomsky and the Communist Two-Step


Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]

Politicizing Tragedy: Fine for Me, But Not for Thee


Playing politics with a tragedy by falsely accusing your opponents of playing politics with a tragedy: it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, and today’s culprit is The Daily Beast’s John Avalon, who has a new column about “the Wingnut fringe, who can’t understand the suffering of those outside their tribe.”  The object [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 15, 2009


Dear Ralph,
It has been over a decade since this silence as durable as an iron curtain descended between us. In these circumstances, I have had to depend on others to learn how you regard me these days: how, at a recent social gathering, you referred to me as “one of the two tragedies of the [...]

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