A Stalinist libel of America comes true

During the Cold War, the USSR propaganda apparatus portrayed the United States as a decadent society, falling apart, with conditions far worse than those that prevailed in the Soviet Union. One recurring theme was that packs of wild dogs roamed the streets of American cities. Professor William Frame of Kenyon College, an expert on Maoist and Stalinist propaganda regaled his classes with  examples of such then-ludicrous assertions that were either widely believed, or too dangerous to openly doubt within range of KGB operatives. Sixty years later, progressives in America have made real the libel.  Chris Christoff of Bloomberg reports: As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city's ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths. Dens of as many as 20 canines have been found in boarded-up homes in the community of about 700,000 that once pulsed with 1.8 million...(Read Full Post)