Taking Truman at His Deed

(Washington Post) - Richard Cohen It's a good thing that Harry Truman did not express his feelings to someone like me, because - had the Secret Service not been around - I would have decked him. For him to liken Jews to Hitler - the victim to the murderer - was a breathtaking expression of bad taste and ignorance. But the president who recorded those ugly sentiments was the very same president who bucked the State Department and recognized the State of Israel. Now, with Truman, we have a man who set down his supposed anti-Semitism on paper. But where is the comparable behavior? Nowhere to be found.

2003-07-18 00:00:00

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