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Agreed.  Wallace had his issues, but the treatment he has received is nothing short of defamation.  Cat's link is to an article by Conrad Black, convicted fraud and former owner of the Telecrap, so finding him defaming basically defaming everyone to the left of Genghis Khan in the pages of the National Re-spew (which William B. Fuckley frankly founded to provide his segregationist buddies from Yale a media outlet) is no surprise.  As for Schlesinger, he was a zealot of the Best and the Brightest dogma, and part of his credo was that only Ivy and near-Ivy should be allowed near the levers of power and that the closest some shit-kicker from Iowa should get to those levers was as, perhaps, the president's bedpan jockey.
by rifek on Sun Nov 12th, 2017 at 09:13:49 PM EST
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Come on now, I'm thinking of Shlesinger's two volumes on the "New Deal" in which his admiration for Wallace in each of his capacities is actually unstinting. His account of the Lend-Lease policy, the various figures (e.g. Hopkins vs. Wilkie!) trapped between FDR's equivocal alliance with the Soviets and yellow sheet "investigations" of mystical influences, as well as DNC convention gears is sympathetic.

Unlike the New Republic: which just goes to demonstrate how robust "communist-front" smears are.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Nov 13th, 2017 at 12:02:53 AM EST
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