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Written by: Diana West
Monday, September 08, 2014 6:29 AM 


In the "long war" over American BetrayalHistory News Network, whose stated mission includes featuring "up to a dozen fresh op-eds by prominent historians" each week, reposted many of the attacks on the book by P.H.'s Radosh and Black, for example, but nothing else. That is, the site reposted none of the many pieces written in praise and/or in defense of the book -- not even by Vladimir Bukovsky, whose work has appeared at HNN, nor by M. Stanton Evans, whose work has been written about at HNN -- and not a word about (or even link to) The Rebuttal I wrote to counter charges that HNN, among so many others, had published unchallenged. Indeed, I was unable to receive an answer to emails or calls I put in sporadically to HNN offices.

Following the appearance in July at HNN of a pastiche of quotations drawn from the Lipkes series, however, I tried again to contact HNN and quickly found myself in a cordial email exchange with the publisher and editor-in-chief, Rick Shenkman. He apologized for the silence I had received and offered me space to respond to my critics. In the meantime, Shenkman also expressed interest in reposting the excerpt from American Betrayal I had posted here to mark the 75th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It tells the sordid story of how the Allies suppressed the pact's secret protocol at the also-sordid Nuremberg trials.

I very much like the title HNN gave the excerpt: "What We Don't Remember About Nuremberg but Should." In a general way, "What We Don't Remember About History but Should" could serve as the subtitle of the entire book. 

Seeing light of day at HNN is a most positive development.

Here it is.




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