Andrew C. McCarthy replies:

I appreciate the time taken by scholars I admire immensely—Ron Radosh, Conrad Black, Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and M. Stanton Evans—to comment on my review of Diana West’s controversial book, American Betrayal. While there are points to be made in response to their characteristically thoughtful letters to the editor, it is important to begin with this note of admiration, particularly for Ron Radosh.

Messrs. Haynes and Klehr complain that I described Ron “simply” as an “apostate” from Marxism, a term they construe not just as pejorative but as a suggestion that his “anti-Communist credentials...


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