Every time a new edition of Naming Names comes out, his introductions get worse and worse, ... The blacklist was unnecessary, and unwarranted, but what Navasky does is that he makes everyone who was blacklisted into major moral heroes just because they were blacklisted ... This is all a holdover from Navasky's roots in the old left. He defends and identifies with the communist left and the fellow-travelling left. It's the post-Soviet era, but the Nation continues to identify the world in terms of the United States being an evil force. So they will say 'we were against Saddam Hussein', but it's still the US that is the evil power.
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~ Sir Walter Scott (August 15, 1771 - September 21, 1832)