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The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

scrow Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:25 AM
Since Goldberg doesn't discuss Socialism, except once to mention specifically "Cuban Socialism," it's not clear what he got wrong when he didn't actually talk about it.

When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?

The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring.

Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review, Stone...