Tuesday, August 6, 2013

American Betrayal By Diana West

American Betrayal
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:
  • Was FDR's senior and closest wartime advisor, the mysterious Harry Hopkins, working on Stalin's behalf?
  • Did Communist penetration of Washington prevent the U.S. from aiding the anti-Nazi, but also anti-Communist Underground inside Germany in its multiple efforts to overthrow Hitler long before the European war's end in May 1945?
  • Why did the U.S. and British governments order their armies to assist Stalin by forcibly "repatriating" some two million Soviet-claimed nationals in Europe at the end of World War II to certain death and/or the Gulag in "Operation Keelhaul"? Why don't Americans know about this terrible crime?
  • Did the Soviet-penetrated U.S. government, which through the mechanism of Lend Lease sent $300 billion in munitions and supplies to Stalin (including uranium), paradoxically create the "evil empire" the U.S. would fight in the "Cold War" to come?
  • Why, when Whittaker Chambers brought forth concrete proof of Alger Hiss's treason as an agent of Soviet military intelligence (now redundantly documented) was it the Truman administration's impulse not to reward Chambers with a medal of freedom but to see whether he might be brought up on perjury charges?
  • Why does no one seem to notice that the institutions that shape the postwar world, including the United Nations and the World Bank, were set up by Soviet agents (Hiss and Harry Dexter White, respectively)?
  • Why is Sen. Joseph McCarthy the devil image in American history, while, meanwhile, elites see fit to hang Warhol's famous portrait of Chairman Mao in their living rooms?
  • Why, when Ronald Reagan used the phrase "evil empire" in 1983 to describe a totalitarian dictatorship that had killed and enslaved tens of millions of people, was the reflex reaction to condemn the use of the word "evil" rather than the evil of the empire itself?
Find the answers to these questions and more in AMERICAN BETRAYAL: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character.


"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. 

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