By Diana West
In The dying of the Grown-Up, Diana West clinically determined the loss of life of Western civilization by means of its leader symptom: our lack of ability to develop into adults who render judgments of correct and fallacious. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to find the basis of this malaise and uncovers a physique of lies that americans were ended in regard because the near-sacred heritage of global battle II and its chilly conflict aftermath.
Part real-life mystery, half nationwide tragedy, American Betrayal lighting up the big, Moscow-directed penetration of America's such a lot hallowed halls of strength, revealing not only the regularly occurring fight among Communism and the loose international, however the hidden struggle among these wishing to hide the reality and people attempting to disclose the more and more legitimate internet of lies.
American Betrayal is America's misplaced heritage, a chronicle that pits Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight David Eisenhower, and different American icons who shielded overlapping Communist conspiracies opposed to the investigators, politicians, defectors, and others (including Senator Joseph McCarthy) who attempted to inform the yankee humans the truth.
American Betrayal shatters the authorized histories of an period that starts off with FDR's first inauguration, whilst "happy days" are meant to be right here back, and ends after we "win" the chilly struggle. it truly is right here, amid the rubble, the place Diana West makes a speciality of the area struggle II--Cold conflict take care of the satan within which the USA surrendered her ideas in alternate for a sequence of massive Lies whose upkeep quickly grew to become the foundation of our leaders' personal self-preservation. It was once this ethical give up to deception and self-deception, West argues, that despatched us down the lengthy highway to ethical relativism, "political correctness," and different cultural ills that experience left us not able to invite the difficult questions: Does our silence at the crimes of Communism clarify our silence at the totalitarianism of Islam? Is Uncle Sam once more betraying America?
In American Betrayal, Diana West shakes the old checklist to deliver down a brand new figuring out of our earlier, our current, and the way we've develop into a kingdom not able to understand fact from lies.
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American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character by Diana West