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Saturday, March 06, 2010

A Popular Liberal Libel -- Homosexual Hoover

In the mythic narrative liberals have constructed about conservatism in the Twentieth Century, few elements have been as widely and unfairly asserted as the idea that J. Edgar Hoover was an active homosexual and transvestite. As Drexel's Smart Set notes, the entire story is based on almost no positive evidence and ignores a substantial body of evidence to the contrary. Hoover may have had homosexual tendencies, but he almost certainly never allowed them expression, and it is absurd to suggest that, given his sensitive political situation, he would ever have cross-dressed.

Read about it here.

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