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American Betrayal

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"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

"[West] only claims `to connect the dots,' which is a very modest description of the huge and brilliant work she has obviously done. ... It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history."

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

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

"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 

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

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

"As Diana West writes in her remarkable book, American Betrayal, we have `new totalitarians who look to Mecca instead of Moscow.' "

-- Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives 

"I've been, quite frankly, mesmerized by Diana West and her new book American Betrayal. If you get it (a) you won't put it down, and (b) you'll be flipping back to the notes section because every paragraph your hair's going to be on fire."  

-- Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News Radio

"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

"No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... 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."

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

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

“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, editor, Dispatch International

"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

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

The most important anti-Communist book of our time. ... Mrs. West is one of the most important writers on the strategic and moral consequences of Communist penetration of the U.S. Government.

-- J.R. Nyquist, contributor, And Reality Be Damned ... What Media Didn't Tell You about the End of the Cold War and the Fall of Communism in Europe

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 

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

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

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

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.

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

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*If I've read the e-address correctly, the website doesn't exist any more.

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Eight years ago -- two generations of college students ago -- I visted Yale to speak about my just-published first book, The Death of the Grown-Up.  

What happened back then offers a little context for what is happening today.

From October 19, 2007: "Making the West Disappear."

Earlier this week, I took a trip down memory lane to Yale, where I happily attended college almost 25 years ago in the second decade of its co-ed existence. Which meant that I was plenty old enough to be the mother of the undergraduates I was addressing in the traditionally genteel setting of a "master's tea." The tea, attended by about two dozen, was in beauteous Branford, one of Yale's 12 residential colleges, all carved stone and grassy courtyard.

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My weekly segment on The Sam Sorbo Show, with thanks to Tundra Tabloids.



One thing I could never master when I was writing a weekly newspaper column was the concept of the "evergreen," the column that was so general and non-specifically applicable to any old thing that it could be dropped in for a week's holiday.

Or so I thought.

"Burnt Offerings on the Altar of Multiculturalism," which I wrote eleven and a half years ago in the aftermath of the London Underground bombings, is a column that has appeared a few times over the years. I didn't realize it when I wrote it, but it is so general and non-specifically applicable to any old thing that it can be dropped into the aftermath of any act of jihad

So here it is, again.

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Only one faith on Earth may be more messianic than Islam: multiculturalism. Without it -- without its fanatics who believe all civilizations are the same -- the engine that projects Islam into the unprotected heart of Western civilization...

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Europe -- no doubt, the USA also -- is seeded through and through with Islamic cells.

In the aftermath of the latest activation of such a cell to engage in cowardly mass murder against defenceless innocents (i.e., Islamic jihad) in Paris, there seems to be reviving a misguided drive to recommit US forces to the Middle East -- even as the threat to the West is deep within the West, and still on the march into the West, as masses and masses of Muslims arrive to Islamize, i.e., extinguish, the indigenous cultures of the Western world.

The solution, the salavation, if there is to be any, must begin at home, first and foremost with  the reactivation of borders and strict immigration control to halt the transformation of the USA into the northern tip of Latin America, and, simultaneously, with the rejection of federal "resettlement" programs that are literally replacing the European-descended...

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From a  campus formerly thought of as Yale....

Dear President Peter Salovey, Dean Jonathan Holloway, and senior members of the Yale administration:

Next Yale, an alliance of Yale students of color and our allies, have come together to demand that Peter Salovey and the Yale administration implement immediate and lasting policies that will reduce the intolerable racism that students of color experience on campus every day.

In light of recent events, including the exclusion of black women from a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity party, a letter from a Yale administrator condoning cultural appropriation, and the debate surrounding the renaming of Calhoun College, it should now be obvious that the state of the racial climate on Yale’s campus is unconscionable. These specific incidents reflect an escalation of a long history of racism...

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"At the Cafe" by Edgar Degas

Some thoughts.

Fourteen years after 9/11, the civilized world has finally become unified, working as one in response to global jihad by ... lighting up landmarks in the colors of the latest victim-state.

This is not an effective response.

Nor are public displays of grief, including candles, teddy bears, flowers. Nor is embarking on another pointless war in the Middle East (Syria). One clear lesson of the past decade is that tying the fate of the United States of America to the fortunes of warring Islamic primitives, one indistinguishable from the next, is no way to protect the United States or the wider West. 

Today's update on doings in Syria (hat tip Andrew Bostom) offers an object...

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This is Carolyn "Biddy" Martin. She is the "openly gay" president of Amherst College. Not to be out-Mizzou'd or over-Yaled, the privileged little totalitarians of Massachusetts' bucolic Pioneer Valley have issued a set of demands of their own, including that "Biddy" denounce free speech and threaten disciplinary action and re-education for those who exercise it.

To wit:

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Portrait  of Elihu Yale by Enoch Seeman, circa 1717

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Today's Yale Daily News carries an account headlined, "Race teach-in draws large crowd."

The "teach-in" (1960s retread phrase), we learn, was organized by "Yale's four cultural centers."  

For half a nano-second I wondered what they could possibly be. The British Art Center? The Dramat? Hah. Yale's four cultural centers are as follows: the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Native American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center and La Casa Cultural.

"Culture" as victim-politics, in other words; and victim-politics as cultural assault. Hence, Yale's four cultural centers are, namely, four barracks of disaffection with "Yale" as a whole -- with Western culture as a whole -- where...

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Among the tens of millions of victims of Mao's Cultural Revolution were professors, intellectuals and others steeped in learning, culture, and traditions of free thought. Such people were attacked, publicly humiliated, forced to wear dunce caps, forced to recant, sent to prison, tortured, and/or even killed by rampaging terrorist legions of mainly students known as Mao's Red Guard.

Fast forward a generation or two to the current stage of our own very successful (if you are a Marxist) cultural revolution. The video (below), taken at my alma mater this week, would seem to offer a shocking glimpse of the kind of viscerally frenzied student rage that must have coursed through the Cultural Revolution...

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What follows is a not-too-rough transcript of those scintillating minutes (starting @ 7:25) when Ben Carson turned the tables on the media, pressing them for answers on why they have never, ever, in a million years scrutinized Obama's past the way they are scrutinizing his.

The acoustics, crosstalk and charged atmosphere make it difficult to get the whole thing down, but I think it is helpful to have pulled together and polished most of it.  

BEN CARSON:

And let me just say one other thing. I do not remember this level of scrutiny for one President Barack Obama, when he was running. In fact, I remember just the opposite, I remember people just said: Oh, we won't really talk about that. We won't talk about that relationship; well, Frank Marshall Davis, oh, we don't want to talk about that. Bernadine Dohrne, Bill Ayers -- yeah, well, he didn't really know him. You know, all the things that Jeremiah Wright was saying -- ehh, not a big problem.  

Goes to Occidental college, doesn't...

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Ahmad Chalabi's death this week brought up bits of Iraq War narrative from the danker reaches of the Washington swamp.   

Was Chalabi "to blame" for eight disastrous years of "nation-building" in Iraq that continued on into Afghanistan? Was he the agent, or (less-loaded word) vector of Iranian influence in the halls of Washington power that mobilized to eliminate Saddam Hussein, Iran's main enemy?

A quick survey follows.

At Salon there is consternation that Chalabi's "manipulating" of the most powerful officials of the Bush administration into war is being exagerated into a master role of "orchestrating," as some have described it. 

Pointing out that the W. Bush administration was staffed...

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I regularly read Washington's free weekly, The Northwest Current, which often covers notable local news completely missed by the Post and the Times.

Sometimes there even appears an item of much wider import.

Such as this week's story headlined: "Confucius grant lets Hardy offer new Chinese program."

Patricia Pride, principal of Hardy Middle School, has long wanted to bring a Chinese language program to her students.

That goal is now on track to become reality in the 2016-2017 school year, thanks to a new partnership with George Mason University's Confucius Institute, a program that funds Chinese language and culture programs at schools across the country.

Let's pause for a moment to decode.

Hardy is a D.C. public school on the northern edge of Georgetown. It is surrounded by affluent families who mainly do not send...

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Some names of note in the news.

DEATHS: Ahmad Chalabi, "the man who pushed America to war," as the title of Aram Roston's intriguing biography calls him, has died of a heart attack, age 71.

I read Roston's book several years ago. It makes a strong case that Chalabi was all along conning toute Washington on behalf of masters or confederates or co-religionists in Iran.

Will any obituaries mention, as Andrew Bostom reminded me this morning, that it was Chalabi who accompanied Pied Piper of Nation-Building, Bernard "Bring Them Freedom or They Destroy Us" Lewis, to address the U.S. Defense Policy Board just eight days after...

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Here we see a "refugee" "solidarity" march in Spielfeld, Austria  (h/t Vlad Tepes), but not the besieged, beleaguered, overrun town itself, which lies at the Austrian border with Slovenia. (See this report on the catastrophic situation in the town -- which professional superstructure media, with financial and logistical resources, do not, do not, do not cover -- at Gates of Vienna.)

Aside from the humanitarian crisis afflicting Spielfeld's citizens, whose businesses have closed, who stand guard in front of their homes, whose "residents don't even recognize their own town anymore," the other European crisis going unreported is the ideological edge of this assault on Europe, on sovereignty, on the nation-state, on self-government itself that hundreds of thousands of illegal...

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