Undoing the New Deal: Truman’s Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left


The Real News Network has the story Undoing the New Deal: Truman’s Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left.

Historian Peter Kuznick says Truman bought into the Republican’s post-WWII campaign against Russia and used the hysteria to purge the Democratic Party and defeat former VP Henry Wallace in the ’48 Presidential election; with host Paul Jay.


When I watched this video, I found it to be very disturbing. I got too lazy to blog it, but it became so relevant today, that I decided to go back, find the story, and post it here for future reference.

I have blogged about the article that has made this so obviously relevant. The subsequent blog post is Walking into Armageddon.


December 25, 2017

I have watched 3 of the 6 hours of WWII Confidential on AHC TV. The story of the workings of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin during WW II are much more complicated than what was covered by The Real News Network. It is hard for me to completely reconcile the two views. The parts I watched only went up to the Yalta meeting and a little beyond. If it covered the ascension of Harry Truman to the Presidency, I did not watch the episodes that may have covered that.

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