Tuesday, June 18, 2019
   

 

American Betrayal

FINALLY -- IN AUDIOBOOK!

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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

"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.

"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, Fox News contributor

"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

“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

"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 

"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

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

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

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

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

"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

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

[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 

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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Finally got the chance for nice, long chat with author, speaker, radio host and, it turns out, fellow Yalie Eric Metaxas. We agreed things were pretty insane at Old Eli even back then. 

Listen here.

 



Now at Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ

They echo, layer, circle, and never get anywhere but The Point That Must Be Absorbed, the Lesson for One and All, the Single, Numbing Injection of Anti-Knowledge that poisons any logical understanding of anything.

I have been watching AG Barr performing this repetition of the Big Le about "Russian interference" in the 2016 fo  a while  now. It is predicated, at best, on unvetted analysis put forward by the DNC (via its contractor Crowdstrike, co-founded by a Mueller FBI protege and a Soviet-Russian immigrant) which begins by claiming Russia...

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The late Arkansas Sen. Linda Collins-Smith speaking at a 2017 news conference announcing a new law to be signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson requiring 60,000 state-licensed truckers to complete training in spotting human trafficking. 

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Two Republican state senators and two New York City Policemen died violently within 72 hours this week. 

1. On June 4, former Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith, 57, was found dead outside her home, her body unrecognizable on discovery. Police are now investigating her death as a homicide. On June 5, the county prosecutor announced that the circuit judge sealed the documents and statements obtained by police.

2. On June 5, Deputy Chief Steven Silks, 62, weeks away from retirement, was found in an unmarked police car with a gunshot wound to the head. News reports reported indicate it seemed self-inflicted. 

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There is something so timely about this 2013 interview with Erick Stakelbeck, an excellent interviewer, that I decided to repost it. The topic is my then-new book American Betrayal, but the conversation is all about the introduction of socialism and subversion into the US government, which soon flourished as "the Swamp."

This is exactly what the anti-Americans don't the Americans ever to figure out.

Thanks to Vlad Tepes for the video.

Coming soon! 



Now at Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ

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A lot of buzz around AG William Barr's CBS interview.

Below are a few excerpts, starting with Barr's alarming-in-his-casual-way comments about Mueller's start-to-finish dishonest statement this week. I refer to the Special Counsel's mud-slinging exit-call to Congress to impeach President Trump for non-charges related not to the hoax of Russian collusion with Trump -- Mueller's report took that off the table -- but rather related to the hoax of Russian "intereference" in Trump's election. In both cases, Russia's alleged role is unproven, and controverting evidence exists that strongly...

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On with The Tara Show out of Greenville, SC, doing The Red Thread in ten minutes -- and then ten minutes more.



Ever since I delved into the darkest corners of our past and came up with American Betrayal, this season of national holidays and observances, including VE-Day on May 8 (but really May 7), Memorial Day, D-Day, for my own family, the day in July my dad was wounded at the Battle of St Lo, and the anniversary of Hiroshima...

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The following chronology, extracted from American Betrayal, helps explain why I hate this time of year, when saluting and celebrating drown out so much ... American betrayal. It originally appeared as the final installment in a five-part series at Breitbart News based on some of the "breaking history" not long after the book's release.

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On March 3, 1945, under prodding from both the senior US military commander and US ambassador in Moscow, FDR cabled Stalin to request “urgently” that provisions be made for ten American rescue crews to move in and out of Soviet-captured territories to evacuate liberated American prisoners or war, many of whom required medical attention. With uncharacteristic...

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Inquiring minds want to know.

John Walker Lindh is out. Sgt John Hatley remains in.

With Memorial Day coming up it seems appropriate to note that there are times, many, many times, when this government betrays its most loyal sons.

More about Sgt. Hatley and his case here. His lawyer's petition for commutation here.

Free John Hatley. Pardon the Leavenworth Ten.

Before anyone starts tut-tutting about the disappearance of political freedom in England, consider, except for the accents, that these testimonies in this video could be coming from many Trump voters.

 #VoteTommy #Trump2020 

Yesterday afternoon (May 14), I went on Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday afternoon to talk about The Red Thread.

Here is the link to the show. My segment with Sean and Gregg Jarrett begins at around 35 minutes in. 

Doris Day died today at age 97. Here she is, effervescent, in her first movie, "Romance on the High Seas" with Jack Carson and Oscar Levant. RIP.

Brilliant! Hat tip Vlad Tepes. As Vlad says, four of the most awesome minutes of TV of all time -- starring Rasmus Paluan, with support from the unbelievable faces (masks) of his political competitors (including the Prime Minister at the other end of the stage), all of them dazed, frozen, perplexed to hear the truth broadcast to Denmark in prime time. 

Will it make a difference? At least the air is clear.



Was just listening to Byron York’s interview with George Papadop.

https://ricochet.com/series/byron-york-show/

About 20 minutes in Papadop mentions meeting Mifsud in Italy.

We know that while Mifsud was supposedly “out of sight” last year, he was living in Link Campus, a Roman university "with ties to Western intelligence.” (Rep. Devin Nunes recently said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo that the FBI sponsored training actvities these almost every year.)

https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/19/joseph-mifsud-papadopoulos-mueller/

I guess Mifsud wasn’t really out of sight.

Then I remembered an item in The Red Thread about the Institute of International...

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The answer may be July 24, 2016. That was when Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, appearing on CNN, publicly debuted the "Russians helping Donald Trump" Big Lie to explain away and neutralize the publication at Wikileaks of thousands of embarassing DNC emails, especially about the party's official diss of Bernie Sanders' primary campaign. (Earlier iterations of "Putin Hates Hillary" welcome at deathofthegrownup@verizon.net.) This Big Lie depended on more mythology -- namely, that the DNC emails came to public attention through a Russian "hack," not an internal "leak" -- the assessment not of the FBI, but rather another Democratic partisan, the DNC contractor, Crowdstrike.  



This quickly morphed into "Putin hates Hillary."

Politico,...

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Two bloodcurdling stories of strange and terrible note:

From MEMRI, we  receive news of an "Ummah Day" children's musical celebration. How nice! Except that it's an "Ummah Day" children's musical celebration of jihad terror by a troupe of putatively American kids, as uploaded to the to the Facebook page of the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia. That's Philadelphia, PA, USA, not Ramallah or Beirut.

Sing-along with Muhammed includes such hits as "Glorious steeds call us and lead us [to] the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The blood of martyrs protects us... Take us, oh ships... until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones... Flow, oh rivers of martyrs!" and the like. One girl read a poem praising martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and she asked: "Will [Jerusalem] be a hotbed for cowards?" Another read: "We will defend [Palestine] with...

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Yesterday, Facebook and Instagram "banned" Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Alex Jones for being "dangerous."

Loomer, Milo, Watson and Jones are all superstar supporters of Donald Trump. Their ideas, stunts, messages and personalities are of great interest to multitudes of Americans. That's what's "dangerous" about them. 

“Read Orwell,” Yiannopoulos texted the Washington Post. “You’re next."

Milo's point is well taken but the Washington Post is unlikely to be next because the Washington Post is not "dangerous." We, the People, who are "dangerous" to the Deep State are next, and that especially includes all Trump supporters and even Trump himself.  

In an account of the "banning" (the concept is as backward as the technology is cutting-edge) at Loomer's website (still not...

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Now at The Epoch Times

Vanity Fair’s Joe Pompeo writes:

I asked Isikoff whether he thought the Russia reporting had gone overboard. ‘I think it’s fair to say that all of us should have approached this, in retrospect, with more skepticism, particularly when we didn’t know where it was coming from,’ he said. ‘We knew that Steele compiled it, but that Steele did not hear these allegations himself. Somebody else heard them from others and then passed them along. That’s third hand stuff, which is not usually the kind you want for publishing.’

“All of us?” “We?” Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff may find comfort in the herd; however, the fact is, he led it. It was Isikoff who published the first news story based on this “third hand stuff” from the so-called...

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Now at The Epoch Times



Hesitant about working my way through the Mueller report, I found myself gratified to hear Rep. Devin Nunes’s assessment of the thing.

According to Nunes, there is only one item of relevance in the entire 450-page document. While it is an item of significance, it confirms something many have long suspected.

Nunes explained that on page 11 there is a veiled disclosure to the effect that the “scope memo,” the directive Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller in August 2017, included “the Steele dossier,...

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Even as fires raged and consumed Notre Dame uncontrollably before the crying eyes of the world, the narrative was being carefully constructed in its newsrooms. Had to be an accident, most likely. Just one of those things, probably. Renovation work was going on, dontcha know. There must have been a spark in the attic and, whoosh, Notre Dame was aflame.

Maybe that is exactly what happened! However, there was something doubly nightmarish about watching not one, but two Fox anchors (Shephard Smith, Neil Cavuto) prevent guests from discussing a spate of recent attacks, including arson, on Catholic churches in France lest some logical discussion of the possibility that we were looking at an epic attack of anti-Catholic or anti-Christian arson might ensue -- and you know where that goes. Given what we have all been through as veterans of the jihad, lo, these nearly 18 years,...

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A condensed version of this essay is published at The Epoch Times. 

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This is not a review of Victor Hanson's book, The Case for Trump. Rather, it is a passing comment on the treatment of "America First" in Hanson's case for Trump. 

In discussing Trump's counter-revolutionary (my term) "America First" vision, Hanson writes:



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Some years ago, Pavel Stroilov was able to "liberate" between 50,000 and 100,000 pages of top secret Communist Party documents from the Gorbachev Foundation, some of which he put to good use in his book Behind the Desert Storm, some of which Vladimir Bukovsky has put to good use in his forthcoming book Judgment in Moscow.

After Julian Assange was seized today in London, I asked Pavel, who lives in the UK, for his thoughts.

He emailed me the following.

I think...

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On October 2, 2016, around the tenth anniversary of Julian Assange's remarkable online publishing venture Wikileaks, source of ten million authentic, notably government documents known as "secrets" to us mere citizens, I posted a compilation of writings on same under the headline, "Wikileaks at Ten Years: Populism's Lucky Break."

Today, the government of the president with the populist appeal, the president whose own election was powered in some huge part by public outrage over Wikileaks' revelations of corruption and hypocrisy in the Democrat Party and the Hillary Clinton Campaign (revelations pro-DNC, pro-Clinton media failed to uncover), has seized Assange to be tried in the US on a single count of Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion...

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Now at The Epoch Times:

I wouldn’t call it an out-of-body experience exactly, but I did get a thrill to read in the autobiography of former CIA Director Richard Helms, “A Look Over My Shoulder,” strong validation of the line of research I followed to write my brand-new book, “The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.”

It’s this same line of research, Helms’ book explained in 2003, that helped identify Soviet agents.

Helms, who led the CIA between 1966 and 1973, was recounting a post-retirement luncheon he had with a World War II buddy from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA. It was the day before Helms was to meet with the CIA’s counterintelligence staff, and his old friend told him: “Remind them that no intelligence agency can for very long be any better than its counterintelligence component. And recommend that they chisel the words into the granite entrance out there.”

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Here are some new Red Thread interviews to listen to from recent days.

Hour #2 with Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio is here.

On with Janet Mefford Today here.

On with Matt Bracken, guest-hosting for Alex Jones, here.  

 



It is Quarterly Fund-Raising Week at Gates of Vienna, indispensable chronicle of the counter-jihad and other battles to defend Western Civ, such as it is (do please donate here). That means we are treated to ruminations by the Baron and Dymphna, both of whom have the finest minds and a store of humanity, wisdom and wit to draw upon. The theme of this fund-raising week is GoV's fifteen-year-history. Baron writes: "Each day Dymphna and I have grabbed hold of one part or another of the elephant of what we’ve been doing for the past decade and a half, in an effort to provide some insight into how we got where we are now."  

Yesterday, Dymphna grabbed hold of American Betrayal, which now comes attached with The Red Thread. Let me explain the GoV connection.

Readers of American Betrayal may recall --...

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My latest op-ed for The Epoch Times is "How Mueller Protects the Deep State"

Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy has published a shocking op-ed, explaining why he suspects that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has known for the past 18 months, since fall of 2017, that there was no Trump-Russia “collusion.”

Personally, I suspect Mueller knew earlier still, and certainly no later than the day he became Special Counsel, his very appointment resulting from leaking chicanery by his longtime “law enforcement twin,” James Comey. (Muller and Comey both were thought of as “rising stars mentored and guided by Eric Holder in the 1990s,” according to the Washingtonian)

McCarthy has laid out a logical argument based on dates and FISA warrants...

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It is 1976. World champion human rights hero Vladimir Bukovsky (above with cig), having spent most of his adult life imprisoned inside KGB jails, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals, is released to the West in exchange for Chilean Communist Luis Corvalan (above smiling with Brezhnev).

You are John Brennan, future Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. A college sudent, you are casting your first vote for president in 1976. Ford? Carter? No. You pull the lever for Communist Party candidate Gus Hall, Comrade Brezhnev's representative in the United States, Lenin School graduate, and convicted revolutionary.

It is 1980. You are still John Brennan. You have already traveled to Indonesia, Egypt and who knows where else. You are completing...

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You can say that again, @Comey. 

I'll start with this question: How did you, a lifelong devote of Reinhold Niebuhr's Christianity-cloaked Marxism, ever become Director of the FBI, and, before that, Deputy Attorney General of the United States?

The short answer is perhaps twofold. First, no one bothered to explore your intense admiration for Niebuhr's anti-Constitutional conception of government-coerced "justice"; second, few among the cynics and manipulators in charge of the US government find anything alarming about it. On the contrary, it gave you instant entree into Club Deep State. No wonder you and you "law enforcement twin" Robert Mueller) were seen...

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On March 19, 2019, James Comey tweeted the message above, harkening to his recent visit to his alma mater for a talk about "integrity and politics" --  as if ... but no, I will not descend into sputtering.

On March 21, 2019, Comey published an op-ed in the New York Times in advance of the release of the Mueller Report. He wrote:

I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr. Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection with the 2016 election or that he obstructed justice with the required corrupt intent. I also don’t care.

Come again? If the special counsel were to charge that there existed a conspiracy between the sitting president and the Russian government, the former FBI Director doesn't care? Is that law and order and defending the Constitution speaking? Of course not. It's just James Comey. 

Comey goes on to...

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I was very happy to speak about the "red thread" running through the anti-Trump conspiracy with two of my favorite radio hosts, Audrey Russo and Sandy Rios. 

Listen to and download the ReelTalk interview with Audrey Russo here.

Listen to and download the American Family Radio interview with Sandy Rios here.

Read or listen to The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy here.

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It was an honor being the very first guest on The Hagmann Report's launch into syndication on Christian TV and radio to discuss The Red Thread with Doug and Joe Hagmann (although I guess I pushed the audio, not video, button on joining the show by mistake! Oh well, that's show biz). 

I am also pleased to announce that the audiobook of The Red Thread, which I narrated, is now available at Audible.com, Amazon,...

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But why? Why not wait until "next time"? That's what happened every other time the "in" party became the "out" party on Election Day. This is the America Way, the peaceful transition of power that has been a hallmark of our democratic republic from the start. What is it that drove the highest Washington officials to risk all? 

Answers here.

 

Dot-connecting conversations are breaking out around my new release, The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, and two of them took place in back-to-back one-hour interviews with Brannon Howse on Worldview Weekend Radio on Monday and Tuesday.

Radio/tv host and president of WVW Broadcast Network Howse noted the clear overlap of key Marxist influences at work inside both what is sometimes described as "the Intelligence Deep State" (and is discussed in The Red Thread) and what Howse called "the Evangelical Deep State," which I was not familiar with. Such infuences include the Frankfurt School and Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr,...

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I am very grateful for the warm reader-response to The Red Thread following its roll-out panel on Friday with Frank Gaffney, Chris Farrell and Rich Higgins at the Center for Security Policy. (You can watch our discussion here.)

Why, if this keeps up, who knows? Amazon may have to rename the category "Anti-Communism, Communism and Socialism"!



I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful panel of experts to help me launch The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, my new (short!) book published by Center for Security Policy Press. 

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy

Chris Farrell, Director for Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch

Rich Higgins, Former Pentagon Official Who Served in the NSC Strategic-Planning Office

The book is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and kindle. The audiobook, which...

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This Facebook LiveStream event will begin at 11am Eastern time on Friday, March 8 at the Center for Security Policy’s Facebook page.

Join a panel of experts as we explore the themes of The Red Thread:

Diana West, Author of The Red ThreadAmerican Betrayal and Death of the Grown-Up...

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Now at The Epoch Times: The Big Lie About "Russian" "Hacking"

Hearing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) address former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in committee last week was another grating reminder of how unproven theories—fantasies, even—become big lies: through constant, brazen repetition. At a certain point, they cut channels through the public mind and run through history evermore as “conventional wisdom.” 

We now teeter at this point with the unproven theory—aka big lie—that “the Russians” “hacked” the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Something happened at the DNC in 2016, all right, and that “something” led to the WikiLeaks publication of thousands of DNC emails, and the swift disgrace and resignations of top DNC officials,...

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I am very pleased to announce that my "Red Thread" series, which began at this website, has inspired a new work, The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.

Forthcoming from the Center for Security Policy Press, this monograph builds on my orginal posts on Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, John Brennan, Jonathan Winer, "Russians for Hillary," and others among the motely anti-Trump conspirators. It features masses of brand new material, drawing on thickly footnoted research on James Comey, the Frankfurt School, the CPUSA, Hillary Clinton, Strobe Talbott, John Kerry and more. Even at The Red Thread's svelte 104 pages of text, even as "the red thread" continues unspooling, what has already clearly emerged is an intellectual history of a coup with red roots not only in what we think of as the "Deep State," but in the ongoing Marxist...

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Started the day with a Letter to the Editor of The Spectator US regarding "Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy" by Charles Lipson, a political science professor emeritus at the University of Chicago.  

Dear Sirs,

In Professor’s Lipson’s recent article, "Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy,” an egregious slander is perpetuated that cries out for correction.

The famous "decency" question asked by Army counsel Joseph Welch -- "Have you left no sense of decency?" -- reverberates through the ages, hounding Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who died in 1957, age 48, into perpetuity. Few can actually recall the details of the matter. Reader are prompted, Pavlov-style, to conjure a lurid scene of McCarthy's "recklessness" in "outing" some "innocent" person for his Communist Party affiliation.. 

The whole thing is a demonstrable fraud. 

Before the “Army-McCarthy”...

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New at The Epoch Times!

Early in 2018, Franklin Foer published a cover story in The Atlantic titled “The Plot Against America: Paul Manafort and the Fall of Washington.” I think he inadvertently stumbled onto something.

Several points popped out that I can’t stop thinking about, especially now that Manafort is back in the special counsel’s crosshairs, and potentially faces a prison sentence that could well be a death sentence for the 69-year-old. They made me wonder then and they make me wonder now: Was the introduction of Manafort into the Trump campaign itself a “plot against America?”

The Foer article opens with a shocking sequence about Manafort’s time under medical care in 2015: 



“The clinic permitted Paul Manafort one 10-minute...

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Take a look at the teeny tiny face of Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne (above). It is drastically dwarfed by that giant "Soviet banner of victory," which becomes a visual metaphor for the Washington Post itself as it enters a more florid stage of being Bezos' Red Banner. "Trump's war on socialism will fail," the op-ed headline declares, Pravida-pitch-perfect. 

Why "will Trump's war on socialism fail"? Grit your teeth as we enter a new era of New Deal Nostalgia. Because, Dionne tells us, socialism is actually the saving grace of democracy or some such rot. He invokes a "cheeky" New Deal lawyer named Jerome Frank to make this historically obscene case, quoting Frank as saying: “We socialists are trying to save capitalism, and the damned capitalists won’t let us.”

"Jerome Frank was right," Dionne writes. "Those slurred as socialists really do have a good track...

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Kudos to The Daily Caller News Foundation's Andrew Kerr who has teased out the multiple identities of one enemy within -- a self-described Communist and Antifa leader, also founder of Smash Racism DC, variously known as Joseph Alcoff, Jose Martin, Chepe, and various social media handles. As Kerr reported last month, Alcoff/Chepe et al "advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich and claims to have international involvement in left-wing movements."

This is huge, but not only because of the individual's revolutionary activities.

As Joseph Alcoff, this same "Chepe"-person was working by day in a "respectable" job at Americans for Financial Reform (AFR),  a Washington, D.C. non-profit that  lobbies members of Congress on the issue of "predatory loans." Andrew Kerr explained: "Meanwhile, in his professional capacity as Alcoff, he’s been quoted in press releases from Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and appeared at an event with Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in March and has been pictured alongside Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters."

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Now at The Epoch Times

Ordinarily, I wouldn't make more than a mental note; however, the "evolution," as they say, of historian and professor Paul Kengor's verdict on pro-Soviet, FDR advisor Harry Hopkins seems worth marking.

Last Sunday, Kengor joined Mark Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin" to discuss actual Russian influence over the life of this nation. As the author of The Communist, a book about Obama's Communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, and Dupes, a chronicle of Communist manipulation, Kengor certainly makes a knowlegable guest for any such interview, even if one mere hour of TV can do little more than skim the vastness of the dark, deep subject. Indeed, the pair were able to spent much of the show discussing just one treacherous...

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