By failing to draw a clear line between satirical exaggeration and historical analysis, by refusing to credit the laudable role played by patriotic, anti-Communist liberals like Truman, Kennedy and Humphrey, Coulter has compromised her case....Coulter mars her case with claims that cannot be sustained.
--David Horowitz in Front Page Magazine
You know how neutered the mainstream press is when a rabid right-winger like Horowitz is less afraid to make pointed criticisms of Ann Coulter than, say, The New Yorker (which, as I noted in a previous post, has nothing worse to say about the book than that it is "strangely lopsided"). Horowitz's review/essay/screed vigorously defends red-baiting, as well as the past and present demonization of leftists and liberals, so don't go to to it looking for a changed Dave. Nevertheless, Horowitz does declare the book fatally flawed -- which is more, I suspect, than most reviewers in the mainstream press will have the cojones to do.