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Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  149 ratings  ·  7 reviews

his book is a perfect example of how today's liberals have completely rewritten history to cover up their own role on the wrong side of the Cold War.
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Regnery Publishing (first published January 1st 1955)
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Curtis Edmonds
The problem with Mona Charen's invaluable book, Useful Idiots: Holding Today's Liberals Accountable is not only that it is too short, it doesn't cover enough territory.

Of course, if it did cover enough territory, it would be thicker than the Cambridge, Massachusetts phone book. But that is another story.

C.S. Lewis reminded us that people need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed. The avowed purpose of Useful Idiots is to serve as a permanent and indelible reminder, a living monu
Very interesting facts about the cold war and vietnam war. Things that I was not taught in school, and don't know why. Important for us to understand.
Andrew Stergiou
Dec 10, 2014 Andrew Stergiou rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of propaganda and bigotry
Garbage in, garbage out, after the American Civil War when America joined the reactionary imperialists in its jingoistic rhetoric, America burned its own Declaration of Independence and joined forces with the crown heads of Europe and made a pact with the devil on issues that relate to foreign intrigues and standing armies.

I am amazed though some what not surprised at America's consistent maintenance of its naive perspectives for over a full century since it began in it adventures overseas in th
I was fairly excited when this book first came out (not excited enough to buy the hardcover, of course - I checked this out of the library). It was about time that someone held the Left to account for its blatant appeasement and outright sympathy for the Soviet Union and communism.

Now that I've read the book, I hope someone else gives it another shot.

Not that Charen does a bad job, or even that this is a terrible book. It could have been much better, and, quite frankly, better written.

In fact, t
Tom Dougherty
Contrary to popular belief Ronald Reagan did not single handedly win the Cold War. Every President since Truman, both Democrat and Republican played a role in winning it. The Soviet Union collapsed because their system was rotten to the core. The collapse of worldwide oil markets in the 1980's was just the final nail in it's coffin.
A bit on the propaganda side, but not much. Lenin's phrase still rings true.
This book is as idiotic and full of errors as it sounds.
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