Alan J. Levine

Alan J. Levine is a historian and writer living in New York City. 

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  • The Moral and Intellectual Collapse of America’s Political Parties
    January 11, 2021

    The Moral and Intellectual Collapse of America’s Political Parties

    5 ¼ min

    There are clear differences between Republicans and Democrats in their politics and policies, but one may also note how alike they were in behavior throughout 2020.

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  • The Left's Delusions on Crime and Policing
    October 2020

    The Left's Delusions on Crime and Policing

    9 ¾ min

    The George Floyd case is an example of the left projecting its obsession with racism, real or supposed, on the whole world. In reality, crime statistics show that there is no real crisis of police killing blacks, or of police killing anyone else.

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  • Dropping the Ball on the Bomb
    August 2020

    Dropping the Ball on the Bomb

    16 ¾ min

    The history of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has been distorted by those more concerned with politics and ideology than with truth. An honest verdict must acknowledge that it ended WWII early, accounting for about 2 percent of total deaths.

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  • Every Man a Victim
    April 1993

    Every Man a Victim

    6 ½ min

    An acquaintance of mine, who is not particularly conservative, once heard a television newsman quack about how bad the 1950's were. Disgusted, he burst out, "What was wrong with the 1950's?

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  • The Dictator and the Scoundrel
    July 1992

    The Dictator and the Scoundrel

    7 ¼ min

    To anyone old enough to recall the early 1960's, the names Kennedy and Khrushchev will provoke a wealth of emotional associations far stronger than those evoked by the names of most later Presidents, or of the colorless characters who followed Khrushchev as rulers of the Soviet Union.

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