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Demagogic Writers and the
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/11/2013 6:32:11 AM

On any day on the internet you can find many top-ranked writers in serious dispute with each other. Sometimes it´s left versus right, but often it´s people on the same side in furious disputation over what in the course of things are rather small points. I never write about these. I believe my readers are smart people with full and rich lives, heavily involved in their occupations, families, and community life. Instead, I see the best use of my efforts is to seek out important but undercovered stories or stories where the reporting, the partisan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/11/2013 7:41:27 AM     (No. 9468333)

Very disappointed that Ms. Feldman admits to having not read Ms. West´s book. It would have been better for her to have read it and reached her own conclusions. The reason this book resonates with people is because they are desperately trying to understand where this country starting going off the rails. We know the communist party had a plan to destroy us from within and it all seems to have fallen into place. Conspiracy theory or not, it is the only thing that makes any sense and clearly explains why we are where we are today. Bing The Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen and prove me wrong. I must be a conspiracy nut because I bought American Betrayal by Diane West and would highly recommend it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ramona, 8/11/2013 7:42:32 AM     (No. 9468339)

How unsettling, this hurricane-level frenzy to either diss Diana West or to support her. I don´t have the time to check out all of her references or those of the people accusing her of poor scholarship. But the arguments against her sound (to me) a bit petty.

I was hoping our Dear Clarice would settle it for me but if you are following this trail, cover your mouth and nose because the dust is reaching the suffocation point.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/11/2013 8:06:59 AM     (No. 9468376)

Why have so many conservatives chosen to write so many dull missives this week? Isn´t one attack on Diane West enough? I can´t believe I´ve wasted so much time reading about this. I never knew there were so many historical elites in this country. Warning, no room for amateurs, keep your thoughts to yourselves.
This article was no winner coming from one of my favorite blog writers. I absolutely didn´t see the point of her piling on in her condemnation of West.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/11/2013 8:14:58 AM     (No. 9468389)

She hasn´t even read the book by the writer she dismisses because of what other people say? She implies that Diana West is a demagogue on the basis of second and third hand opinion? She somehow compares her to "Fifty Shades of Gray?" She insinuates that those of us who HAVE read Diana West´s book and find something worthwhile in it are poorly educated and naive?

This doesn´t make me happy. This surprises me. It puzzles me. What on earth is going on here? It´s happening at Frontpage magazine, too.

I guess we could postulate that these critics are part of an evil Left wing conspiracy sailing under a false flag. That seems, however, too much of a stretch. It is too complicated, has too many moving parts, requires too many assumptions. As William of Ockham always said, Entiae non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. Keep it simple, stupid.

The simplest explanation of Diana West´s critics is that they are snobs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tren9, 8/11/2013 8:39:26 AM     (No. 9468421)

I am and will remain a big fan of Clarice but on this one I am a non-believer. I have spent 60 years trying to understand history and the only thing I am totally sure of is that historians cannot be trusted. They lie and they work toward their own interpretations. So I read a lot of historians and am hesitant about ALL of them. Since they all seem bent on their own agenda I am empowered to believe in what I want to believe.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 8/11/2013 8:49:09 AM     (No. 9468440)

Et tu Clarice. The tip-off to me was the frequent use of the word, amateur. In my book, not being an academic is a feature, not a bug.

Also, I´m getting suspicious and knowing the left plays the long game and has traditionally had plants in place just waiting to be called upon if needed ala Chief Justice John Roberts, I wonder if Feldman isn´t just another bench warmer who´s been called to the plate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/11/2013 9:08:59 AM     (No. 9468468)

I went over to Clare Sparks´s blog and found myself buried alive in her self-congratulatory writing.

My own comment about West´s book was that it was somewhat overheated, as though she really needed to stir up emotions. As one smart poster mentioned she may have thought that was the only way she´d get anyone´s attention.

Read what you will and as much as you can, evaluate it carefully, try to keep your emotions out of your evaluation (an impossibility, but an excellent goal), and keep your balance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/11/2013 9:12:46 AM     (No. 9468473)

Re #7, it wasn´t a poster who said that about West´s possibly thinking she had to stir up emotions to get readers´ attention. It was the person who wrote the best review/criticism yet on the book and Radosh´s criticism:

Reds Under The Beds:
Diana West Can´t Sleep
American Thinker, by Bernie Reeves

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=747371

Excellent. If you haven´t read it, it´s still available in Search.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: grambo, 8/11/2013 10:11:58 AM     (No. 9468560)

Given Clarice Feldman´s estimable ability to voraciously burn through masses of written material in the practice of her profession, it´s disappointing that she disdains even lightly perusing West´s book before launching on a dissertation on its merits.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ivehadit, 8/11/2013 4:54:32 PM     (No. 9469026)

Great posts, above. Yes, I am very disappointed in this attack on Diana West, being a HUGE lover of Clarice´s mind and written word, in that Clarice has not read the book.

RE: Reds Under the Beds, I thought Bernie Reeves agrees with Diana...
from the last paragraph:"Today, worn down by leftist claptrap, we are no longer proud and confident, our belief in ourselves run down by propaganda that highlights our inadequacies. We have accepted that our society is a failure in need of progressive improvement because we cannot live up to the utopian perfection peddled by the communists."


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