By Diana West
In The dying of the Grown-Up, Diana West clinically determined the death of Western civilization through taking a look at 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 foundation of this malaise and uncovers a physique of lies that american citizens were resulted in regard because the near-sacred historical past of global warfare II and its chilly struggle 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 accepted fight among Communism and the unfastened international, however the hidden struggle among these wishing to hide the reality and people attempting to disclose the more and more reliable net of lies.
American Betrayal is America's misplaced background, 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, whilst "happy days" are meant to be right here back, and ends once we "win" the chilly struggle. it really is the following, amid the rubble, the place Diana West makes a speciality of the area warfare II--Cold struggle care for the satan within which the United States surrendered her rules in alternate for a chain of huge Lies whose upkeep quickly turned the root of our leaders' personal self-preservation. It used to be this ethical hand over to deception and self-deception, West argues, that despatched us down the lengthy street to ethical relativism, "political correctness," and different cultural ills that experience left us not able to invite the tough 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 historic list to carry down a brand new figuring out of our earlier, our current, and the way we've got develop into a kingdom not able to grasp fact from lies.
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American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character by Diana West