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Reader comment on item: Profs Who Hate America

Submitted by Lee Kaplan (United States), Nov 13, 2002 at 03:58

While I agree with comments stated in Profs Who Hate America, I must point out errors in the opening paragraph. The US did not preemptively attack Germany in world War 1. american entered the war as a result of the attacks on the Usses and Lusitania which resulted in the loss of America's lives. America principally joined that war to protect U.S. rights on the high seas. As for World War 2, the Germans and Italians both declared war on the U.S. immediately after Pearl Harbor. As for Korea and Vietnam, they were "police" actions to preserve democracy however ill-fated.

Profs who hate America usually have ulterior motives. A professor who supports the U.S. is just another professor. But a professor who writes revisionist anti_American history, who attacks the his own country is an attention- getter on the fast career track and there's usually money down the pike from personal appearances, books, etc. Such people are less motivated to help the masses than to help themselves.

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