John Roy Carlson Lives!

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Democratic partisan hacks never cease in wanting to turn the clock back to the grand and glorious days of the New Deal. Court historian Susan Dunn has just published her latest screed, 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-the Election amid the Storm. All one can say from briefly perusing its 432 page contents is that John Roy Carlson Lives! Carlson (who was actually the Armenian communist intelligence agent Avedis Boghos Derounian) was chief investigator for the British Intelligence front in America, Friends of Democracy, who were aggressively leading the campaign for American intervention into World War Two. Carlson was the author of two best-sellers, Under Cover (1943), and The Plotters (1946), which viciously characterized all “isolationist” non-interventionist opposition to the war as pro-Nazi. Dunn picks up where Carlson left off in her slander of aviator hero Charles Lindbergh, the Chicago Tribune publisher Colonel Robert McCormick, writer John T. Flynn and the America First Committee. While she does reference the pioneering scholarship of Justus D. Doenecke, nowhere in the book is found any mention of the work of Ralph Raico, James J. Martin, John V. Denson, Justin Raimondo, or Harry Elmer Barnes. Especially missing is reference to Thomas E. Mahl, author of Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44, and the pivotal role of operatives such as Sir William Stephenson or Ernest Cueno in covertly manipulating American public opinion towards war. Also grossly absent is the real story behind the GOP presidential nomination of Wendell Willkie. Her book has glowing reviews from fellow court historian hacks Michael Beschloss and James T. Patterson, and a love note acknowledgement to the leading FDR disinformation idolater and worshiper of presidential power James MacGregor Burns. It is published by Yale University Press which once upon a time published Mises’ Human Action. That itself is stark testimony to how disastrously far academic publishing has fallen.

11:35 pm on June 19, 2013