In The Death of the Grown-Up, Diana West diagnosed the demise of Western Civilization by looking at its chief symptom - our inability to become adults who render judgments of right and wrong. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to discover the root of this malaise and uncovers a body of lies that Americans have been led to regard as the near-sacred history of World War II and its Cold War aftermath. Part real-life thriller, part national tragedy, American Betrayal lights up the massive, Moscow-directed penetration of America's most-hallowed halls of power, revealing not just the familiar struggle between Communism and the Free World but the hidden war between those wishing to conceal the truth and those trying to expose the increasingly officialweb of lies. American Betrayal is America's lost history, a chronicle that pits FDR, Truman, Ike and other American icons who shielded overlapping Communist conspiracies against the investigators, politicians, defectors and others, including Joseph McCarthy, who tried to tell the American people the truth. American Betrayal shatters the approved histories of an era that begins with FDR's first Inauguration, when "happy days" are supposed to be here again, and ends when we "win" the Cold War. It is here, amid the rubble, where West focuses on the WWII - Cold War deal with the devil in which America surrendered her principles in exchange for a series of Big Lies whose preservation soon became the basis of our leaders' own self-preservation. It was this moral surrender to deception and self-deception, West argues, that sent us down the long road tomoral relativism, political correctness, and other cultural ills that have left us unable to ask the hard questions: Does our silence on the crimes of Communism explain our silence on the totalitarianism of Islam? Is Uncle Sam once again betraying America? In American Betrayal, Diana West shakes the historical record to bring down a new understanding of our past, our present and how we have become a nation unable to know truth from lies.
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St. Martin's Press
May 27, 2013
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