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Disagree With "Oswald's Malign Legacy Hypothesis"

Reader comment on item: Lee Harvey Oswald's Malign Legacy

Submitted by Peter Stevens (United States), Nov 22, 2007 at 23:13

American liberalism, since the Russian revolution and perhaps before,has had a strain that was:

1) sympathetic to the Soviet Union and communism, and
2) overly concerned with the failures of the United States
to supply a "Just Society",

and, because of (1) and (2) was anti-American long before the Kennedyassassination. Post World-War II, the Democratic party had kept a lid on this faction, and perhaps the Kennedy assassination helped to "unfastened the lid". I think that this is a more accurate characterization than Piereson's hypothesis, as outlined in your brief book review.

More recently, left-wing and Democratic party Anti-American rants were more restrained when the United States under Bill Clinton's direction was the principal military participant in Bosnia and Kosovo in the mid-to-late 90's, going so far as a 78-day bombing campaign in Serbia in 1999 that didn't have UN approval in a region that had minimal strategic interest for the United States.

Peter Stevens Glenolden, PA


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