Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First

Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First

by Mona Charen

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Overview

Meet the "Useful Idiots" Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Jesse Jackson, Madeleine Albright, Katie Couric, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and all the other liberals who were — and are — always willing to blame America first and defend its enemies as simply "misunderstood."

Now that the Cold War has been won, these liberals, amazingly, are proud to claim credit for the victory — conveniently forgetting their apologies for the Communists and their spluttering attacks on Cold Warriors like Ronald Reagan.

But nationally syndicated columnist Mona Charen isn't about to let them rewrite history. From politicians and professors to entertainers and journalists, she exposes the useful idiots for all the world to see in this arresting New York Times bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060579418
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2004
Series: Harper Perennial Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 652,892
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Mona Charen's column on politics and culture is syndicated in more than two hundred newspapers. Before becoming a columnist and television commentator on CNN's Capital Gang, Charen wrote speeches in the Reagan White House for Nancy Reagan and worked on the presidential campaign of Jack Kemp. After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, she began her career in journalism at National Review magazine. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.

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