By Diana West
In The demise of the Grown-Up, Diana West clinically determined the loss of life of Western civilization via its leader symptom: our lack of ability to turn 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 historical past of worldwide conflict II and its chilly warfare aftermath.
Part real-life mystery, half nationwide tragedy, American Betrayal lighting fixtures up the big, Moscow-directed penetration of America's so much hallowed halls of energy, revealing not only the established fight among Communism and the loose global, however the hidden struggle among these wishing to hide the reality and people attempting to reveal the more and more reliable net 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 yank humans the truth.
American Betrayal shatters the authorized histories of an period that starts off with FDR's first inauguration, while "happy days" are meant to be right here back, and ends once we "win" the chilly battle. it really is right here, amid the rubble, the place Diana West specializes in the realm conflict II--Cold battle take care of the satan within which the United States surrendered her ideas in trade for a sequence of massive Lies whose maintenance quickly grew to become the foundation of our leaders' personal self-preservation. It was once this ethical quit 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 not easy 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 list to carry down a brand new figuring out of our prior, our current, and the way we've develop into a state not able to understand fact from lies.
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American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character by Diana West