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American Betrayal

The Secret Assault On Our Nation's Character

By Diana West, 1961-

In The Death of the Grown-Up, Diana West diagnosed the demise of Western civilization by looking at its chief symptom: our inability to become adults who render judgments of right and wrong. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to discover the root of this malaise and uncovers a body of lies that Americans have been led to regard as the near-sacred history of World War II and its Cold War aftermath.

Part real-life thriller, part national tragedy, American Betrayal lights up the massive, Moscow-directed penetration of America’s most hallowed halls of power, revealing not just the familiar struggle between Communism and the Free World, but the hidden war between those wishing to conceal the truth and those trying to expose the increasingly official web of lies.

American Betrayal is America’s lost history, a chronicle that pits Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight David Eisenhower, and other American icons who shielded overlapping Communist conspiracies against the investigators, politicians, defectors, and others (including Senator Joseph McCarthy) who tried to tell the American people the truth.

American Betrayal shatters the approved histories of an era that begins with FDR’s first inauguration, when “happy days” are supposed to be here again, and ends when we “win” the Cold War. It is here, amid the rubble, where Diana West focuses on the World War II--Cold War deal with the devil in which America surrendered her principles in exchange for a series of Big Lies whose preservation soon became the basis of our leaders’ own self-preservation. It was this moral surrender to deception and self-deception, West argues, that sent us down the long road to moral relativism, “political correctness,” and other cultural ills that have left us unable to ask the hard questions: Does our silence on the crimes of Communism explain our silence on the totalitarianism of Islam? Is Uncle Sam once again betraying America?

In American Betrayal, Diana West shakes the historical record to bring down a new understanding of our past, our present, and how we have become a nation unable to know truth from lies.

 

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: West, Diana, 1961-
Title: American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character / Diana West.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century Socialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century. United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953 United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
Isbn: 9780312630782 (hardcover) 0312630786 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: West, Diana, 1961-
Title: American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character / Diana West.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: 403 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Socialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-386) and index.
LCCN: 2013000632
ISBN: 9780312630782 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0312630786 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 973.917 Wes