By Diana West
In The demise of the Grown-Up, Diana West clinically determined the dying of Western civilization by means of taking a look at its leader symptom: our lack of ability to develop into adults who render judgments of correct and mistaken. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to find the basis of this malaise and uncovers a physique of lies that americans were resulted in regard because the near-sacred background of worldwide warfare II and its chilly warfare aftermath.
Part real-life mystery, half nationwide tragedy, American Betrayal lighting up the big, Moscow-directed penetration of America's so much hallowed halls of strength, revealing not only the general fight among Communism and the loose global, 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 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 licensed 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 battle. it's the following, amid the rubble, the place Diana West makes a speciality of the realm battle II--Cold conflict care for the satan within which the United States surrendered her ideas in alternate for a sequence of huge Lies whose upkeep quickly turned the root of our leaders' personal self-preservation. It was once this ethical hand over 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 old checklist to carry down a brand new realizing of our earlier, our current, and the way now we have turn into a state not able to grasp fact from lies.
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American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character by Diana West