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American Betrayal

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"It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history. ... "

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement and author of Judgment in Moscow, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

"Diana West is distinguished from almost all political commentators because she seeks less to defend ideas and proposals than to investigate and understand what happens and what has happened. This gives her modest and unpretentious books and articles the status of true scientific inquiry, shifting the debate from the field of liking and disliking to being and non-being."

-- Olavo de Carvalho

If you're looking for something to read, this is the most dazzling, mind-warping book I have read in a long time. It has been criticized by the folks at Front Page, but they don't quite get what Ms. West has set out to do and accomplished. I have a whole library of books on communism, but -- "Witness" excepted -- this may be the best.

-- Jack Cashill, author of Deconstructing Obama: The Lives, Loves and Letters of America's First Postmodern President and First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America

"Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event."

 -- Henrik Raeder Clausen, Europe News

West's lesson to Americans: Reality can't be redacted, buried, fabricated, falsified, or omitted. Her book is eloquent proof of it.

-- Edward Cline, Family Security Matters

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

-- Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston Unversity, and fellow of the Claremont Institute. 

Enlightening. I give American Betrayal five stars only because it is not possible to give it six.

-- John Dietrich, formerly of the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy.

After reading American Betrayal and much of the vituperation generated by neoconservative "consensus" historians, I conclude that we cannot ignore what West has demonstrated through evidence and cogent argument.

-- John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

"A brilliantly researched and argued book."

-- Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War between the KGB and the CIA, The Annals 0f Unsolved Crime 

"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."

-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Stalin's Secret Agents and Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies

Her task is ambitious; her sweep of crucial but too-little-known facts of history is impressive; and her arguments are eloquent and witty. ... American Betrayal is one of those books that will change the way many of us see the world.

-- Susan Freis Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum

"American Betrayal is absolutely required reading. Essential. You're sleepwalking without it."

-- Chris Farrell, director of investigations research, Judicial Watch

"Diana West wrote a brilliant book called American Betrayal, which I recommend to everybody ... It is a seminal work that will grow in importance." 

-- Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker 

"This is a must read for any serious student of history and anyone working to understand the Marxist counter-state in America."

-- John Guandolo, president, Understanding the Threat, former FBI special agent 

“What Diana West has done is to dynamite her way through several miles of bedrock. On the other side of the tunnel there is a vista of a new past. Of course folks are baffled. Few people have the capacity to take this in. Her book is among the most well documented I have ever read. It is written in an unusual style viewed from the perspective of the historian—but it probably couldn’t have been done any other way.”

-- Lars Hedegaard, historian, journalist, founder, Danish Free Press Society

The polemics against your Betrayal have a familiar smell: The masters of the guild get angry when someone less worthy than they are ventures into the orchard in which only they are privileged to harvest. The harvest the outsider brought in, they ritually burn.

-- Hans Jansen, former professor of Islamic Thought, University of Utrecht 

No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... [West] patiently builds a story outlining a network of subversion so bizarrely immense that to write it down will seem too fantastic to anyone without the book’s detailed breadth and depth. It all adds up to a story so disturbing that it has changed my attitude to almost everything I think about how the world actually is. ... By the time you put the book down, you have a very different view of America’s war aims and strategies. The core question is, did the USA follow a strategy that served its own best interests, or Stalin’s? And it’s not that it was Stalin’s that is so compelling, since you knew that had to be the answer, but the evidence in detail that West provides that makes this a book you cannot ignore. 

-- Steven Kates, RMIT (Australia) Associate Professor of Economics, Quadrant

"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."

-- Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College

[American Betrayal is] the most important anti-Communist book of our time ... a book that can open people's eyes to the historical roots of our present malaise ... full of insights, factual corroboration, and psychological nuance. 

-- J.R. Nyquist, author, Origins of the Fourth World War 

Although I know [Christopher] Andrew well, and have met [Oleg] Gordievsky twice, I now doubt their characterization of Hopkins -- also embraced by Radosh and the scholarly community. I now support West's conclusions after rereading KGB: The Inside Story account 23 years later [relevant passages cited in American Betrayal]. It does not ring true that Hopkins was an innocent dupe dedicated solely to defeating the Nazis. Hopkins comes over in history as crafty, secretive and no one's fool, hardly the personality traits of a naïve fellow traveler. And his fingerprints are on the large majority of pro-Soviet policies implemented by the Roosevelt administration. West deserves respect for cutting through the dross that obscures the evidence about Hopkins, and for screaming from the rooftops that the U.S. was the victim of a successful Soviet intelligence operation.

-- Bernie Reeves, founder of The Raleigh Spy Conference, American Thinker

Diana West’s American Betrayal — a remarkable, novel-like work of sorely needed historical re-analysis — is punctuated by the Cassandra-like quality of “multi-temporal” awareness. ... But West, although passionate and direct, is able to convey her profoundly disturbing, multi-temporal narrative with cool brilliance, conjoining meticulous research, innovative assessment, evocative prose, and wit.

-- Andrew G. Bostom, PJ Media

Do not be dissuaded by the controversy that has erupted around this book which, if you insist on complete accuracy, would be characterized as a disinformation campaign.

-- Jed Babbin, The American Spectator

In American Betrayal, Ms. West's well-established reputation for attacking "sacred cows" remains intact. The resulting beneficiaries are the readers, especially those who can deal with the truth.

-- Wes Vernon, Renew America

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Last week, I wrote a story about the extraordinary, weaselly language Mike Pence used on January 6, as President of the Senate, to avoid counting the alternate slates of Trump electors from seven states.

The story was based on the findings of Politico reporter Kyle Cheney, who, in a tweet around 3 am on January 7, compared what Pence had said to introduce electors with what his vice presidential predecessors had said in the same role in 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017.

Conservate HQ published the piece here.

Until today, I had no coroboration of the information in Cheney's tweet. Given the blanket censorship enforced by the media of all news relating to the stolen 2020 re-election of Donald Trump, this did not unduly concern...

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Radio Pacifica may not be my ordinary beat but I would listen to Rosa Koire anywhere.

This extremely well-done one-hour interview by "Guns and Butter" is an excellent primer as to who Rosa Koire is and how she came to be a critic, pre-eminent de-mystifier and Paul Revere of "Agenda 21" the plan for our global servitude drawn up at the United Nations under the "green mask," as Rosa calls it, of environmentalism.

Agenda 21 is also executed against us in the guise of "The Great Reset," the globalist highway to subjugated humanity on which President Donald J. Trump was a roadblock and thus had to be thrown to the curb by the coup of November 3 to January 6. It is overwhelming to imagine the black-hole-immensity of the conspiracy that was required to nullify Trump's landlslide re-election of 2020.

This has all been a long time coming but the past year of government/media-manufactured...

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To hear the eminent counter intelligence professional Jack Dziak, author of the classic work Chekisty, lecture on the eminent counter intelligence scholar Natalie Grant, author of the new book Disinformation, is a unique opportunity to be guided through the lightless depths of disinformation and provocation. These widely misunderstood, ignored or lied about weapons have created the force field, which, more than anything else, paralyzes...

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True story. Yesterday, as stories disparaging Sidney Powell's motion to dismiss Dominion's $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit began mounting up, all of them seizing on a few words from her lawyers' brief to the  point that "no reasonable person" would conclude that her publicly discussed findings against Dominion were "statements of fact," I knew something was wrong with this narrative, obviously. The idea that Sidney Powell would put forward a Dumb Blonde argument to discredit herself in defense of herself was and is ludicrous.

I wasted a few minutes yesterday looking for a piece of journalism that colored outside these crudely drawn party lines and found not a one. Not a one! No surprise but the absence of basic expository journalism clarifies one of the crises we face as a post-democratic society. There is no functioning Fourth Estate, there are only propaganda organs...

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From the Twitter account of Politico's Congress reporter, Kyle Cheney, January 7, 2021:

It's 2:55 a.m. and I just figured out how Pence massaged the rules of the Electoral College counting session to avoid introducing the "rival" slates of Trump electors.

These are the instructions VPs have given out at the start in each of the last 5. Note the difference? 

Cheney's tweet included the following screenshot:



Cheney follows up in more tweets: 

TLDR:...

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From Military.com:

"Some Troops See Capitol Riot, BLM Protests as Similar Threats, Top Enlisted Leader Says"

Some troops have drawn equivalencies between the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and last year's protests for racial justice during recent stand-downs to address extremism, worrying the military's top enlisted leader.

"Equivalencies" strikes me as an odd reach of a word to describe what are better understood comparisons. In any case, the Pentagon is upset about them.  

In a Thursday briefing with reporters at the Pentagon, Ramón "CZ" Colón-López, the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that some troops have asked, when the Jan. 6 riot is...

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Saw an amazing report, the next best thing to man bites dog: Federal judge raps sloppy, run-amuck US attorneys. Even according to Politico of the precious Left, this was a "setback" to the Justice Department's "widest ranging conspiracy case" related to the January 6 Capitol protest.

What happened is this: Judge Amit Mehta ordered the pre-trial release of Lt. Commander (USN, ret.) Thomas Caldwell (above), 66, to home confinement pending trial on numerous charges spun out of the DOJ fever dream that a handful of Oath Keepers militia (of which Caldwell is not even a member) conspired to lead a pre-planned attack on the Capitol to stop Congress from certifying the fraudulent 2020 election.

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I just recorded a new Patreon discussion on "Grovelling" -- when, why, how did society decide grovelling was "normal"? -- and was put in mind of two men who did NOT grovel. Who said no. Who said you can  take your Party line ... or words to that effect.

As a result of my earliest signed op-eds in 1999, the first about Elia Kazan, the second discussing Edward Dmytryk, I received an invitation to tea with Kazan in New York City and had a terribly nice phone conversation with Dmytryk, who even claimed to have remembered my actress-mother's unsuccessful audtion for him and producer Adrian Scott circa late 1940s -- and maybe he did because how many struggling...

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After a couple of days in Trump Tower, President Trump departed for Mar-a-Lago today.

The coup d'etat continues. 

 



Over at my Patreon channel, I am featuring an occasional series looking into questions of inevitablity and "what might have been" had the Powers That Be paid attention, or, probably more pertinent, stopped sabotaging the Good and been strung up as befits Evil.

This weekend's focus is Sir Jimmy Goldsmith (1933-1997), whom I had the fascinating occasion to interview in the mid 1980s when I was a cub reporter in the early years of The Washington Times.

Sir Jimmy belongs in such a restrospective for many reasons, but what drew my eye recently was his 1993 book The Trap, an eloquent and crystal-prescient warning against the global nightmare then  intensifying with the entrance in "the market" of billions of people from impoverished regions...

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... with the indomitable Audrey Russo here.

Audrey's full show here.



“Forty-two days into the administration and still no solo press conference from Joe Biden. That is the longest stretch of silence from any new president in at least a century.”

--Tucker Carlson, March 3, 2021

Some called this a "blistering" attack; a "brutal" message. I call it complicity, and I will have no part of it. By comparing Joe Biden to "any new president," Tucker Carlson is normalizing the fraudulent elections across the contested states and elsewhere, and thus perpetuating the Big Lie that Biden is legitimate. 

But it gets worse:

So by refusing to speak directly to the media, Joe Biden is attacking our most cherished democratic norms. Even CNN is complaining about it.

Let me get this straight. Biden's failure to speak to the media that enabled the Biden-Harris gang's usurpation of power is "attacking" "our most cherished democratic...

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When you were a kid (or a mom) and saw "Lady and the Tramp," did you ever dream you would wake up and read this in the paper?

From the Daily Mail:

The Walt Disney Company holds monthly meetings with advocates from women and minority groups who comb through hundreds of hours of Disney-streamed content looking for potentially offensive material to flag.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the monthly zoom meetings are held between Disney officials and a so-called ‘third-party advisory council.’

The council includes representatives from the African American Film Critics Association; CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment); Define American; the Geena Davis Institute on Gender...

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More discussion of Trump's speech at my Patreon channel here.

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On the matter of whether President Trump's speech at CPAC uplifted or depressed:

I could not have been more depressed while listening to Part 1. It was a stump speech without a stump. Every reference to the terrible things "the Biden administration" is doing to our country without first and foremost establishing the regime's illegitimacy has the effect of normalizing that regime. It wasn't enough for Trump to flick at maybe having to win the presidency for a "third" time, either. I felt as though we were watching the debut of Trump's capitulation to the Narrative. C-PAC, after all, has a long tradition of enforcing capitulations when it comes to the existential threats of the moment, including immigration,...

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