Interview with Paul Kengor & Iwo Jima veteran, John Snyder


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On August 9, 2010, Dr. Paul Kengor (Director of The Center for Vision and Values and Professor of Political Science at Grove City College) “appeared” with me on “America’s Morning Show” to discuss his recent article, “When They Dropped the Bomb: Remembering August 1945.”  It was a fantastic interview.  Shortly after it concluded, I received an on-air phone call from John Snyder, a combat veteran who served with the 4th Marine Division in Iwo Jima during WWII.  John remembers his own reactions to President Truman’s decision to drop the bomb in 1945.  I’ve combined Paul’s interview with John’s reaction.  Click on the icon above to listen.  You can access the entire August 9th program here if you missed it live.

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– Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and the forthcoming “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”


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Comment from Betsy Young
Time: August 12, 2010, 6:02 pm

Phenomenal interview. Of course I just love Dr. Kengor. Read all of his articles. BUT………the interview with Mr. John Snyder made me hold my breath for each and every word he uttered. What a wonderfully fascinating gentleman. He got me near the end of the conversation when he spoke of his 60th anniversay with his wife. The tears flowed. Again, terrific interview Glen.

Comment from Dave Simpson
Time: August 13, 2010, 11:47 pm

Both intervires were fascinating. The passage of time allows for a lot of revisionist history, sadly, and your two guests were a refreshing bit of the truth our nation needs to hear. I attended GCC from 1965-69 – unfortunately, before Dr. Kengor. Thanks again

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Time: December 7, 2010, 1:53 pm

[…] On August 9, the Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, discussed his recent article—“‘When They Dropped the Bomb’—Remembering August 1945″—on “America’s Morning Show,” with Glen Meakem standing in for Quinn and Rose.  Following Dr. Kengor’s radio interview, Glen received an on-air phone call from a combat veteran who offered a first-hand affirmation of Dr. Kengor’s editorial.  Click on the link below to access Dr. Kengor’s interview and the caller’s subsequent remarks, which begin at 19:40 into the radio broadcast. Interview with Paul Kengor &Iwo Jima veteran, John Snyder […]

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