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Paul Kengor Discusses His New Book, 'Dupes'

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Dr. Paul Kengor, author of "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century," joined us on today's podcast.

Kengor informs us that George Washington warned of "dupes" in his farewell address, and that prior to becoming president, even Ronald Reagan was duped by the communists. "A dupe is really innocent," says Kengor. "Most dupes are well intended."

Kengor also notes that some liberals, such as Woodrow Wilson (a frequent target of Glenn Beck), came out looking good in his book.

As Kengor says,
Wilson was appalled by the godlessness of the Bolsheviks and the communists. Wilson publicly called the Bolsheviks -- and direct quotes here -- 'barbarians,' 'terrorists,' 'tyrants' . . . publicly refused to recognize the Bolshevik government, and really went after the American Communist Party.

And this will shock people -- Woodrow Wilson, the progressives' progressive, sent a contingent of over 10,000 American troops to Russia to fight the Bolsheviks.
Kengor also has high praise for John F. Kennedy, who "warned America about this atheistic foe, and the godless communist conspiracy."

But Kengor goes on to say that Ted Kennedy "could not have been more accommodating toward the Soviets."

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