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How J. Edgar Hoover Saved the Nation

Written By: M. Stanton Evans  |  Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

            Hollywood efforts to revise the history of the Cold War in favor of radical left-wing interests seem to be unceasing, and in recent years have gotten worse than ever.

            The latest installment in this genre is the Clint Eastwood-directed film, J. Edgar, a supposed biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, long-time head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and bête noir of American Liberals. As portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio (and scripted by Dustin Lance Black, who also gave us Milk), Hoover was a neurotic, driven egomaniac, interested in effective law enforcement but publicity mad and power hungry, obsessed with a mostly illusory communist menace, and a closet sexual deviate in the bargain.

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