the Annual Shelley Ventura – Cohen Memorial Lecture
The Communist Penetration
of the U.S. Government in the 1930s and 40s
and Why it is Relevant Today
(author of American Betrayal)
(author of Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government )
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
at 7:30 pm
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90049
Parking: Free (on site)
To register and for more information call the AFA office at: 310-444-3085
About the Topic:
Much has been written in the blogosphere in recent months about Diana West’s controversial book American Betrayal and its conclusions that the U.S. Government was heavily penetrated by double agents whose loyalties lay with our country’s communist adversaries. In addressing the issue of the communist influence on U.S. policy, Ms. West is only the latest in a long line of historians and critics who have shone a klieg light on this very troubling period in our history, when liberal democratic government was at its lowest ebb and looked unlikely to survive. Taken together, the work of these historians provides a horrifying picture of what could have happened to this country several decades ago and now offers a warning for what might happen again today if we lose focus and lack vigilance.
About the Lecturer: Diana West
Diana West is a nationally syndicated conservative American columnist and author. Her weekly column, which frequently tackles controversial subjects such as the impact of Islam, the failures of counterinsurgency strategy (COIN), and questions about President Obama’s social agenda, is syndicated by Universal U-Click and appears in about 120 newspapers and news sites. She is the author of the books The Death of the Grown Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) andAmerican Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press, 2013). Ms. West has contributed essays and features to many publications including: The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, and Women’s Quarterly. She has also written fiction for The Atlantic Monthly and has been a columnist for The Washington Times, Scripps Howard News Service and United Media. As a former CNN contributor, Ms. West frequently appeared on the former CNN Lou Dobbs show. She blogs at dianawest.net.
Medford Stanton Evans is an American journalist, author and educator. He is the author of eight books, including Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthyand His Fight Against America’s Enemies (2007). He is the author of Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government (Simon & Schuster, 2012), with Herbert Romerstein, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies (Random House, Inc., 2007) The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition (Regnery Publishing, 1996) among five other books.
About Shelley Ventura- Cohen:
Shelley Ventura Cohen ( 1937- 2011) was a prominent Beverly Hills psychologist, former executive director of the Zionist Organization of America and a proud wife, mother and grandmother. Her extraordinary life embraced many passions including an ardent Zionism and a proud defense of Western values and ideals. She was a great supporter of the American Freedom Alliance and her absence is felt deeply by all who knew her.