Finally, Goldfarb talks almost regrettably about Robert Kennedy as Cold Warrior, not realizing RFK's anti-communist
and anti-mafia inclinations had the same origins: a moral vision that permitted him to recognize institutionalized evil when he saw it and a generous anger that drove him to seek its destruction.
Horn and others who diligently retail the Republican Party line insist that countenancing Nixon 's crimes was a necessary expedient in the struggle against Communism, but they generally don't pay careful attention to Nixon's tangible record as a supposed anti-Communist
governments because of his hard-line anti-communist
stance, Vargas Llosa's Trujillo in his final days in May 1961 is outraged to find himself abruptly out of favor with a U.S.
But overlooked since the victory party began have been all the pawns who were sacrificed by Oval Office strategists during this battle: the Salvadoran peasants slaughtered by an anti-communist
military equipped by the Pentagon; the Kurds egged on and then abandoned in the seventies in their rebellion against Saddam Hussein (the enemy of Washington's anti-Soviet pal, the Shah of Iran).
But outside of Castro's protected "workers' paradise," anti-Communist
forces (often from the military) regularly toppled the Moscow-Havana puppets.
A: I'm anti-communist
, but I have communists on my shows.
Matthews, for example, claimed that, "there is no Communism to speak of in Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement"; moreover, readers were told, Fidel's program was "anti-Communist
." The New York Times in February 1957 trumpeted about what Castro would bring: "The program is vague and couched in generalities, but it amounts to a new deal for Cuba...."
works have had more influence or a longer shelf life than The God That Failed (1950), edited by Richard Grossman, a leftwing Labour member of the British Parliament.
"In 2002," Margolis continues, "the CIA got its Afghan 'asset,' Hamid Karzai, nominated president through a loya jirga that seemed to many as rigged as the one that promoted Najibullah." In the Soviet-administered "elections" of 1986-87, "the Afghan communists allowed genuine opposition parties to run and even sought a coalition with anti-communist
forces," most of whom quite properly spurned Najibullah as a communist puppet.
Strange that Nixon, the man who developed a national reputation as a dogged anti-communist
on the House Un-American Activities Committee and participated in the famous "kitchen debate' with Khrushchev, would be so oblivious to ideological concerns years later.
In an atmosphere of anti-communist
hysteria, the two were convicted of treason but the case against them was tenuous--no physical evidence was presented at the trial--and left sufficient doubts to fuel a five-decade debate about their guilt."
In fact it seems inconceivable that there could be doubts expressed in Commentary about any weapons system or anti-communist