The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character
By Diana West
WARNING: Reading Diana West's new book, AMERICAN BETRAYAL: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character, will shift, change and upend your preconceived notions of American history - including the long-taught lessons about World War II, which Americans traditionally draw comfort from as the "good war," and the Cold War that followed, which Americans believe they ultimately won.
The question is: what if the massive 1930s infiltration of the federal government and other institutions by a strategically placed, secret army of Americans loyal to Stalin - an infiltration now documented by revelations of Soviet archives and FBI files - set up a de facto "occupation" in the halls of power? What if the policy-making chain - even during World War II - was subverted? And what if, today, in our post-9/11 era, a new infiltration by vectors of Islamic jihad is happening again? Meanwhile, how can we claim Cold War victory over Communism when our college campuses are outposts of Marx, and a Republican House majority can't muster the votes to de-fund socialized medicine, a/k/a Obamacare?
Americans need the truth about the past to understand the dangers of the present. They need to learn the secrets and successes of Communist infiltration that our own government kept under lock and key as tightly as the Soviets. Now that many of them are out - via those findings of the post-Soviet archives - AMERICAN BETRAYAL becomes the first book to integrate this shocking intelligence history of American traitors into the grand sweep of our political history.
Part real-life thriller, part national tragedy, AMERICAN BETRAYAL lights up the massive, Moscow-directed penetration of America's most hallowed halls of power that reached a crisis point under FDR in the 1930s and 1940s. Just as shockingly, West lays out the aftermath: not just the familiar struggle between Communism and the Free World we learn about, but a hidden war at home between forces wishing to conceal the truth - including both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations - and those trying to expose the increasingly official web of lies - the witnesses and investigators of what we have been conditioned to believe was a phony "Red Scare." The record now shows the "Red Scare" wasn't just real, it was also staggeringly successful. AMERICAN BETRAYAL weaves the reality of Soviet infiltration back into the record where it belongs.
Questions AMERICAN BETRAYAL takes on include:
Find the answers to these questions and more in AMERICAN BETRAYAL: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character.
Praise for AMERICAN BETRAYAL:
"If you haven't read Diana West's American Betrayal yet, you're missing out on a terrific, real-life thriller." -- Brad Thor, author of the New York Times bestsellers Black List, Full Black, and The Last Patriot
"American Betrayal is a monumental achievement. Brilliant and important." -- Monica Crowley, Fox News analyst, author and radio host
About the Author: Diana West is a syndicated newspaper columnist, the author of The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, and a co-author of Shariah: The Threat to American (Center for Security Policy). She is also Washington correspondent for Dispatch International, an online European weekly newspaper. She blogs at dianawest.net.