Mantled in Deception and Denial

As mentioned here a few days ago, yesterday marked the eightieth anniversary of the recognition of the Soviet Union by the United States. In recognition of the occasion, on Friday the Center for Security Policy sponsored a panel discussion, “The Legacy of FDR’s Normalization of Relations with the USSR”, about the events of November 16, 1933, and their ramifications during World War Two and the Cold War.

Diana West, the author of American Betrayal, was one of the panelists. Below are excerpts from her presentation, in which she discusses the Soviet penetration of the Roosevelt administration, and the lasting effects that it has had on the United States for the past eighty years. She considers the most significant outcome to be the entrenchment within our political class of a culture of denial and deception, what she refers to as “the Communist Manifesto made manifest” in the USA:

The historian M. Stanton Evans followed Ms. West. Below are excerpts from his talk about the critical influence exerted at the Yalta conference in 1945 by the Soviet agent Alger Hiss, including a direct refutation of one of the principal attacks on Diana West by Conrad Black:

The entire video (1 hour 52 minutes) is well worth watching. In addition to Diana West and M. Stanton Evans, it features Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch, Maj. Stephen Coughlin of CSP, and Frank Gaffney, President of CSP.

For links to previous articles about the controversy over American Betrayal, see the Diana West Archives.

5 thoughts on “Mantled in Deception and Denial

  1. It was enlightening, extremely well put together. The four speakers “built the bridge” between the two totalitarian systems: communism and islam. Listen carefully to Frank Gaffney’s closing words.

  2. I noticed that there seems to be a gap in the video at some time after the 40 minute mark, during Stanton Evans’ time. Not sure how much is missing, but you can see that Frank Gaffney’s arm has suddenly moved to a different position. I wonder what was cut, and why?

    • That was done by the person who selected the excerpts for this video. He had to operate under YouTube time constraints, so he chose the most interesting and relevant footage, and edited out the rest.

      There’s nothing sinister at work here. If you click the link below the second video, you can watch the uncut footage from the original 112-minute video on the CSP channel.

    • That’s a very long video. Most websites excerpt because readers won’t look at two hours of footage. That’s why there’s a link to the much longer original for the stalwart to click on to and view to their heart’s content.

      One reason Vlad Tepes is so invaluable is his excellent video work. He can excerpt material for us from original, longer vids. In cases where the material is from hand-held cameras he can, in some of them, make the final product less jerky, etc. And for those that You Tube is almost sure to take down due to p.c. strictures he is willing to put up on his MRC channel, thereby assuring their longevity.

      CSP has good material, but it doesn’t edit and therefore its work seldom goes viral…one ought always take into account the viewing habits of one’s target audience. TV has ruined the ability of most of us to sit thru long speeches.

      You reminded me of a project: I need to watch the Heritage video of Gregory Copley talking about his book – done maybe last year – and snip about 10 minutes from his 40 minute address. That involves giving Vlad the notations about which minutes to excerpt, which in turn means watching the whole thing at least twice to find what I want.

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