The Masculinist Podcast

What We Can Learn from the Rosenberg Case

July 06, 2021 Aaron Renn
The Masculinist Podcast
What We Can Learn from the Rosenberg Case
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The Masculinist Podcast
What We Can Learn from the Rosenberg Case
Jul 06, 2021
Aaron Renn

It's been 70 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of spying for the Soviets and sentenced to death.  The left continues to discuss this case and argue that the Rosenbergs (or at least Ethel) were victims of injustice. We can learn patterns of left-wing behavior from observing this case, including that they are relentless and never give up, that they are loyal, and that they use ever shifting rhetoric that often "disguises their power levels."  I discuss these patterns and then apply them to show how we might expect the sexuality debates in the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) to play out over time (in part).

Links to articles about the Rosenberg case.

London Review of Books: How Utterly Depraved - https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n13/deborah-friedell/how-utterly-depraved 

NYT: The Rosenbergs, 50 Years Later; Yes, They Were Guilty. But of What Exactly?  - https://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/15/weekinreview/nation-rosenbergs-50-years-later-yes-they-were-guilty-but-what-exactly.html 

The Guardian: The Rosenbergs were executed for spying in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?  - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/19/rosenbergs-executed-for-spying-1953-can-sons-reveal-truth 

NPR Boston: Why Ethel Rosenberg Should Not Be Exonerated - https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/01/05/julius-rosenberg-soviet-spying-mark-kramer

Wikipedia: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_and_Ethel_Rosenberg

Show Notes

It's been 70 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of spying for the Soviets and sentenced to death.  The left continues to discuss this case and argue that the Rosenbergs (or at least Ethel) were victims of injustice. We can learn patterns of left-wing behavior from observing this case, including that they are relentless and never give up, that they are loyal, and that they use ever shifting rhetoric that often "disguises their power levels."  I discuss these patterns and then apply them to show how we might expect the sexuality debates in the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) to play out over time (in part).

Links to articles about the Rosenberg case.

London Review of Books: How Utterly Depraved - https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n13/deborah-friedell/how-utterly-depraved 

NYT: The Rosenbergs, 50 Years Later; Yes, They Were Guilty. But of What Exactly?  - https://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/15/weekinreview/nation-rosenbergs-50-years-later-yes-they-were-guilty-but-what-exactly.html 

The Guardian: The Rosenbergs were executed for spying in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?  - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/19/rosenbergs-executed-for-spying-1953-can-sons-reveal-truth 

NPR Boston: Why Ethel Rosenberg Should Not Be Exonerated - https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/01/05/julius-rosenberg-soviet-spying-mark-kramer

Wikipedia: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_and_Ethel_Rosenberg