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Ron Radosh » Claire Berlinski on Soviet Espionage: A Misleading Article Appears in City Journal:
The failure to publish their documents is not an example of the world failing to acknowledge “the monstrous history of Communism,” but of a decision by conscientious editors that these particular documents need more work before anyone can publish them. And in the meantime, those who do want to consult them, have every opportunity to do so. Sometimes there is an easy answer to what on first glance looks like a serious academic and political scandal. If large numbers on the Left ignore the lessons of Communism — that is a situation which many of us have long tried to address — it is not the result of failure to publish either Bukovsky’s or Stroilov’s material in the United States.

This post is a follow-on to this one from last week. You certainly can't question Radosh's credentials in the anti-Communism field; like David Horowitz, he turned against the New Left and their patrons years ago, before neoconservatism became (briefly) fashionable. Unfortunate that Berlinski swung and missed in this case, but at least we all know the information is free.

(Michael Totten @Instapundit)
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