On the surface Ms. Coulter appears to be an attractive young woman. Sadly beauty is only skin deep. In Treason Ms. Coulter attempts to do for a fairly complex half century of American political history what she tried to do to the profession of journalism in her last book Slander; namely, scatter a series of half truths and outright lies about individuals and events, with which she is clearly unfamiliar, throughout a test notable for its otherwise weak prose craft. Ms. Coulter relentlessly peddles a vindictive revisionist history in which tail-gunner Joe McCarthy saves the day from the Red Menace, while cowards like Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter betray the nation. I'm sorry but nice legs and a word processor do not a political historian make. Ms Culter will no doubt sell a lot of books but it does not make her any less a crank. She might also want to watch how she swings a loaded word like traitor around, one might note that presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Carter all served their nation honorably in the armed services as opposed to say, deserting their posts and running off to work on a political campaign in the midst of a war? just a thought.
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