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“Piece of Trash”

So C-SPAN2 just aired my recent speech discussing my book, Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France — and already one leftist who hasn’t even touched a copy has posted a negative review on Amazon.com. It’s not especially literate or thoughtful, but it does provide a glimpse of the post-election anger these people are feeling:

“From studying over 25 years history, John Miller would have done wonder for Stalin in rewriting history, fabricating arguments for the sake of playing the tune of a politically correct message…sucking up to a right-wing agenda.

“If you want real history about France and the US, read about the hundred years of struggle, fight for civil rights that these two countries that have more in common.

“But maybe when the CIA is helping Pinochet in Chili, or any other fine dictators… France should have put the refugees flooding to its borders… into jail.

“Don’t waste your $ on fake history, read the real thing… like the swift boat story ……another notable piece of trash.”

Well, at least it’s “notable”!

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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