Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Yalta betrayal

The chapter titles of this book tell the abysmal story: Aiming to Please the Kremlin Man, Professionals Front for the Soviet Union, Credulity Triumphs Over Warnings, The Balkans for the Reds, New York's Pinks Oblige the Kremlin, Yalta Apologias Don't Stand Up. Well, 67 years later, Yalta still has its apologists.


Mr roT said...

Aren't they an offshoot of stormfront?

Tecumseh said...

Whatever: the book was written in 1953. The fact remains, there was no reason for selling out Eastern Europe to Stain at Yalta -- except for Stalin's apologists, who of course get a frisson about that.

Actually, as far as I can tell, the first official US apology came in 2005, when Bush acknowledged that Yalta was "one of the greatest wrongs of history". You think W is a stormfront guy?