By Diana West
In The demise of the Grown-Up, Diana West clinically determined the death of Western civilization by way of its leader symptom: our lack of ability to turn into adults who render judgments of correct and flawed. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to find the foundation of this malaise and uncovers a physique of lies that americans were resulted in regard because the near-sacred background of global struggle 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 such a lot hallowed halls of strength, revealing not only the normal fight among Communism and the loose international, however the hidden warfare among these wishing to hide the reality and people attempting to disclose the more and more reputable net of lies.
American Betrayal is America's misplaced historical past, 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 with FDR's first inauguration, whilst "happy days" are meant to be the following back, and ends after we "win" the chilly battle. it truly is the following, amid the rubble, the place Diana West specializes in the area conflict II--Cold struggle care for the satan during which the USA surrendered her ideas in trade for a sequence of massive Lies whose protection quickly turned the foundation of our leaders' personal self-preservation. It used to be 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 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 checklist to deliver down a brand new knowing of our prior, our current, and the way now we have turn into a country not able to grasp fact from lies.
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