I agree with the main point of Benjamin Kerstein's "Chomsky's Myth of the Leftist Silent Majority" (FrontPage,
December 14, 2004) - there is little evidence that there is any sort of "leftist silent majority" in the , at least in terms of the way "majority" is usually meant to mean in electoral politics. United States
However, Kerstein's makes some problematic assertions, including:
-Ronald Reagan's actions lead to the downfall of the
Soviet Union. While this is something that can neither be proved nor disproved, it is worth noting that Moshe Lewin and others have provided compelling counter-explanations.