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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking the spin out of History
Ann Coulter is witty, intelligent and straightforward. Though she does seem to have a sarcastic edge to her wit that seems to really bother some people and is uncalled for. I have read many people say she places her own spin on history to make liberals look bad. But I have found that most of what she says to be accurate. Why is it she is willing to debate the facts and...
Published on 6 Oct. 2007 by M. A. Ramos

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ann Coulter - Firebrand
An unintentionally hilarious polemic work putting forward the barking-right views we have come to expect from Coulter and her neo-con acolytes such as Rush Limbaugh on Talk Radio and Sean Hannity et al on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News TV.
To be fair to Coulter, she aims - and succeeds - to be humorous in her denunciations of the left, but she is funnier by far when...
Published on 30 May 2004 by S Johnson


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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking the spin out of History, 6 Oct. 2007
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M. A. Ramos (Florida USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
Ann Coulter is witty, intelligent and straightforward. Though she does seem to have a sarcastic edge to her wit that seems to really bother some people and is uncalled for. I have read many people say she places her own spin on history to make liberals look bad. But I have found that most of what she says to be accurate. Why is it she is willing to debate the facts and her opponents either do not show up or just shout rhetoric? Of course I do not know how her venues are chosen and what, if any, invitations for debate she has had. But what we need is a forum where these ideas are debated without emotions clouding the issues so we can determine the merits of each side arguments based on the facts.

She shares her analysis of liberal politics, arguing that Democrats work against American interest and "whenever the nation is under attack, from within or without, liberals side with the enemy." Though the word treason is a bit strong to be in the title just for the ever-present anti-government sentiments of the liberals she discuses. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion whether we agree with it or not. That is what makes this country great.

Have liberals distorted all history as Ms. Coulter claims. I hope not, and I am sure that is not the case in all of history. But she does a good job of supporting her perspective on such issues as the Cold War, McCarthyism, the Reagan era, the Gulf War, and our current war on terrorism. And though many will not like to read this, Coulter is quite correct regarding the far left's behavior and attitude towards every conflict from Vietnam to Iraq today. I cannot speak from experience on era before Vietnam.

Is she placing her own spin on history, or trying to set it straight? Could she have used a more academic and civil tone? The answer is yes. But she seems to think that the only way she will get anyone to listen is to use her get in you face attitude. Though this attitude is also a marketing tactic she seems to use to generate more attention to her book. Her accusations on treason are wrong, but we can see that some of these same attitudes still continue to this day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Did you know that senator McCarthie was NOT the chairman of the Unamerican activities committee, 11 July 2014
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A rare visit to the truth about americas communist traitors and their continuing rewriting of history which escalates to this day and beyond.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ann Coulter - Firebrand, 30 May 2004
This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
An unintentionally hilarious polemic work putting forward the barking-right views we have come to expect from Coulter and her neo-con acolytes such as Rush Limbaugh on Talk Radio and Sean Hannity et al on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News TV.
To be fair to Coulter, she aims - and succeeds - to be humorous in her denunciations of the left, but she is funnier by far when trying to be serious, as in her ludicrous attempt to paint McCarthyism in a positive light.
Such distortions and misinformation are stock-in-trade to this seasoned and, in certain circles, admired propagandist and right wing rabble-rouser. She does an excellent job of confiming the prejudices of middle-America (and indeed middle-England too), and for those with only the most tenuous knowledge of 20th century history I'm sure Coulter is an inspiration.
However for balance, anyone reading this book should also read Al Franken's book "Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)" and particularly the chapter entitled "Ann Coulter - Nutcase".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 April 2015
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The best researched book on the subject, period.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Anne counters treachery, 4 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (Paperback)
I highly recommend this book, Anne Coulter is articulate, witty and persuasive. This is a shocking book which challenges current orthodoxy, for example, she argues convincingly that The arms race destroyed the soviet union, that McCarthy was right. Even those on the left will find this book thought provoking
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44 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read containing a vitally important message, 27 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
This is a great book - I'm very glad I bought it, & simply cannot recommend it too highly. Extremely informative, this book is truly an eye-opener for those who are usually content to passively accept the "history" we're spoonfed through the generations. Ann doesn't merely challenge orthodox opinion and supposed fact, but does so with an impressive amount of research to back her; a fact that lends this book's message considerable authority.
Written in (characteristically, for Ann -) irreverent style, "Treason" is not just educational but highly entertaining, very difficult to put down, and an absolute "must" for anyone wanting to know the real truth about "Liberal" influences in American society.
We in Britain would be well advised to note Ann's valuable insights into the ongoing threat to American society and actively guard against any similarly damaging trends continuing to gain ground here. After reading "Treason", I believe there may be major long-term cause for concern regarding America's future ability to defend us all against hostile anti-Western forces .. quite a worry in today's international climate.
This book is a tribute to Ann. She does America a great service by exposing Liberal methodology and its destructive effect, and greatly deserves recognition for the quality of the book, her uncompromising patriotism and great strength of mind. Ann, should you ever read these reviews or learn of them, please know that you have friends here who value you and your efforts; and for all our sakes, please keep up the good work !!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The American Left exposed as treacherous, 10 Nov. 2009
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G. Imroth (Hertfordshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
In 'Treason', Ann Coulter exposes the American Left as frivolous, intellectually dishonest, self-serving and treacherous; especially treacherous.

Every enemy of the United States has been supported by the Left at some time; and every war America has been involved in since World War II has been lost by the Democrats. Sometimes (as in Vietnam) defeat has been snatched from the jaws of victory. Also, allies are always betrayed and enemies rewarded by the Left. The hatred of the Left for those who tell the truth about their lack of loyalty is immeasurable. The injustice toward Joseph McCarthy is symptomatic.

Contrary to the Hollywood myth, Senator McCarthy exposed Soviet spies and sympathisers working in the heart of the American government, some of whom had influenced American political policy, giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union and betraying the Chinese Nationalists, thus imprisoning more than a billion people under the rule of vicious communist dictators; but because the Left writes the history books, the success of murderous lunatics is represented as 'inevitable' and even a natural consequence of American meddling.

After nearly 300 pages of inspired and often hilarious polemic (I love her treatment of celebrity nitwits), Ann Coulter concludes that treachery against American interests is endemic on the Left (indeed, why the Left hates the free world) because Leftists believe themselves to be gods.

I do not see how this follows; though there must be a deep reason beyond mere self-delusion and psychological projection why Leftists cannot rationally engage with anyone who wants to keep America free but can only denounce and misrepresent.

Of course, Miss Coulter herself firmly denounces and probably misrepresents a lot; but she is wildly funny and brings a perspective generally suppressed in our culture. So more power to her elbow!
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5.0 out of 5 stars “Treason”, Hits Liberals Right Between The Eyes, 14 Sept. 2003
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Neil Winton (Findon, Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
McCarthyism A Myth; Just Lies To Cloud The Left’s Guilt
British Leftists Tarred With Same Brush
Ann Coulter’s magnificent polemic against the lies and manipulation of the truth by America’s liberal Democrats over more than half a century, makes me wonder if similar deceits can be pinned on the left here in Britain.
And the answer is “yes” in spades.
Coulter’s book, “Treason – Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism” pulls no punches and is delivered with wit and panache.
The book unmasks the consistent betrayal of American interests by the liberal/left, and the cynical manipulation of the media to mask this.
She argues that McCarthyism was a myth. Conclusive evidence from files which emerged after the death of the Soviet Union proved that Alger Hiss, long time lieutenant of President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt , was a spy. All McCarthy was guilty of was pointing out a truth – that the American system of government was riddled with communist spies, and that these traitors were all Democrats.
Democrats, and their backers in the media and Hollywood, have built up a formidable wall of lies and distortions over the years to hide this treasonable fact. The U.S. liberal/left have also conspired to pervert the truth about conservative presidents like Ronald Reagan, and tried, and failed, to undermine his successful attempt to bring down the Soviet Union’s “evil empire”.
Labour Utopianism
I’ve often wondered how here in Britain the Labour party managed to win the election after the Second World War, when its cowardly defeatism and embracing of utopian causes like the League of Nations made it impossible for governments in the thirties to rearm, and made war inevitable.
Neville Chamberlain was left naked in the negotiating chamber in Munich, and was forced to make humiliating paper gestures in a desperate attempt to win time for the coming war. Britain’s weakness was down to Labour’s irresponsibility and blindness, which made it impossible during the thirties to put the case for rearmament as a way to stop wars. Labour sought to rely on a toothless, useless League to face down aggressive dictators like Hitler, making made war inevitable, and defeat likely.
Stupidity, Deceit
After this record of stupidity and deceit, how Labour ever came to power after the war is a tribute to its low cunning and ability to rewrite history in its favour. Liberal Democrats in the U.S. have been on the same track.
Since then of course we’ve seen how British leftists took sides against their country in the struggle against the Soviet Union. While Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan tried to face down the Soviet threat by introducing new missiles, the fellow-travelling left tried to undermine them at every turn. If we’d listened to these people from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain is still a member) and the likes of Anthony Wedgewood hyphen Benn, we would indeed be speaking Russian in this country today.
In her book, Coulter pounces on the lies surrounding so-called McCarthyism, which she argues was a myth at the time, and has been used ever since by the liberal/left to squash debate on issues which might wound the Democratic Party.
McCarthyism - Orwellian Fraud
“The myth of McCarthyism is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. The portrayal of Senator Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren’t cowering in fear during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation’s ability to defend itself while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy’s name. Everything you think you know about McCarthy is a hegemonic lie. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. They scream about the dark night of fascism under McCarthy to prevent Americans from ever noticing that liberals sabotaged their own country. As Whittaker Chambers (who shopped Alger Hiss) said ‘Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does’”.
Venona Project
Coulter said that any argument about traitors on the left was ended in July 1995, when Soviet cables were released revealing the Venona Project, a top-secret cold war undertaking, revealed the traitors.
“It was a mind-boggling discovery. Professors would be forced to retract theses about the extent of Soviet espionage. Alger Hiss, Julius Rosenberg, even American journalist I. F. Stone were exposed as agents of Moscow,” Coulter said.
Needless to say, the font of liberal/leftism, the New York Times, barely mentioned this.
Authentic Communist Conspiracy
“McCarthy was not tilting at windmills. He was tilting at an authentic Communist conspiracy that had been laughed off by the Democratic Party. The Democrats had unpardonably connived with one of the greatest evils of the twentieth century.”
“In the twentieth century, nearly 100 million people were murdered in the name of Communism. Stalin held his monstrous Soviet show trials, committed genocide against the Kulaks, and created a forced famine for the Ukrainians when they resisted collectivisation. There was Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” murdering tens of millions of people. There was the Khmer Rouge’s massacre of one quarter of the entire Cambodian population. Communist mass murder not only predated the Nazi variety, but far surpassed it. Wherever there was Communism, there was repression, torture, and mass murder.”
“It is a fact that hundreds of agents of this blood-soaked ideology became top advisors to Democratic presidents, worked on the Manhattan Project, infiltrated every segment of the United States government. Stalin’s agents held top positions in the White House, the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Army, and the OSS. Because of Democratic incompetence and moral infirmity, all Americans lived under the threat of nuclear annihilation for half a century. As Soviet spies nuclear technology to Stalin, President Roosevelt gave strict orders that the OSS engage in no espionage against the country ruled by his pal, Uncle Joe.”
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43 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Michael Moore!, 23 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
Hilarious, Coulter has a talent for being outragous/provocative. Books like hers are an essential antidote to keep people like me sane in the face of liberal domination of the British media.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fiery polemic!, 19 Oct. 2003
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This review is from: Treason (Hardcover)
Ann Coulter exposes the left in this hard-hitting book, detailing treasonous activities of liberal Democrats in the USA over the last few decades with meticulous accuracy and lots of verve. It is a factual, well researched and engaging exposé of a movement working against the values that sustain progress and civilisation. It also rehabilitates McCarthy after all the slander visited upon this US patriot over many decades. I enjoy the author's keen insight and her confrontational approach. Long may she expose the real agenda of those who seek power to enforce their discredited utopianism. Books of related interest include In Defense Of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg, Anti-Americanism by French author Jean Francois Revel, The Death Of Right And Wrong by Tammy Bruce, The Quest For Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell, Envy: A Theory Of Social Behavior by Helmut Schoeck and The New Anti-Semitism by Phyllis Chesler.
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