To the Editors:

In his review of Diana West’s American Betrayal (“Red Herrings,” December 2013), Andrew C. McCarthy also discusses the critique I wrote of her book that appeared on Frontpage magazine’s website on August 7, 2013. He accuses me of making the “inaccurate” claim that Ms. West is a conspiracy theorist, a charge that he writes “lacks merit.” Indeed, he says that there was, in fact, an actual conspiracy, which I ignore. Moreover, he argues that I exaggerate what West says. She does not claim, he writes, that “every decision-maker touched by the Soviet conspiracy” was a Communist. But I never made such an assertion. McCarthy...


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