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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
It is myth, or a series of myths, concerning WW2 that Diana West is aiming to replace with history in 2013’s American Betrayal.
If West’s startling revisionism is anywhere near the historical truth, the book is what Nietzsche wished his writings to be, dynamite.
-- Mark Gullick, British Intelligence
“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
By Diana West on
Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:53 AM
If we still believed what they told us, taught us, ordered us to live by and fight for, this headline would be unbelievable.
"USMC recruit discharged, harassed, and barred from service after refusing to become an FBI informant for $250,000"
But now we know who they are and what they do. Just look at what they -- FBI / DOJ -- have done and continue to do to 20 year Special Forces Master Sergeant Jeremy Brown for his refusal to become a government informant prior to January 6. It seems likely that Uncle Sam, that dude Jeremy went to war for, even resorted to planting evidence in order to frame him and other members of the Oathkeepers after the FBI "found" two hand grenades in a vest during a search of Brown's home in Florida in September 2021, over eight months after January...
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By Diana West on
Friday, February 17, 2023 4:02 AM
On her substack today, Celia Farber sounds a special kind of alarm:
ABANDONMENT: Biden, Buttigieg MUM ON Ohio Disaster and FEMA Allegedly TURNS DOWN Support For Poisoned Region, Norfolk Southern Refuses To Attend Town Hall Meeting, Citing Fear Of Violence From Locals
How Is This Possible?
Abandonment. How is this possible.
In her follow-up post, which relays a report of dead birds in Lexington, KY, 350 miles away from East Palestine, Farber continues to map out something new to Americans.
The subhead is:
Not confirmed, Reported on FB; Some Are Saying ALL Who Live In PA, NY, NJ, and CT Should Not Go Outside In Tomorrow's Rain
Farber writes (links in the original):
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By Diana West on
Monday, February 13, 2023 4:08 PM
Join me at my Patreon channel to discuss The Seymour Hersh Story and to ponder this:
If, as Hersh's source quite plausibly claims, we blew up Russia's Nord Stream pipeline, who is "we"?
Thanks to one of my channel's subscribers, here, transcribed, is what I'm trying to get at:
“Just in terms of trying to figure out who the players are, what side are we on… Who knows?! Who is working with whom at odds against American interests, regardless of who’s in control of this regime [the Biden Admin]. The regime is not working in American interests. There’s no way that you can convey American interests by opening your own border, destroying your own border, and then going to the mat for another country’s border… It’s not in American interests; there’s somebody else’s...
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By Diana West on
Friday, February 10, 2023 6:42 AM
I have read the Seymour Hersh story. It's plausible, to be sure; however, it is based on a single, unnamed source. That means the reader must necessarily rely on Hersh to have done due diligence -- and even then, well, everyone is fallible. Meanwhile, it is naive to assume that anyone at Hersh's level of access, whether his level of access to top sources, or their level of access to top information, does not agendas that lurk between the lines.
Hersh describes the source of his Nord Stream article as having "direct knowledge of the operational planning" and "the process." This source could well have relayed the facts as they happened; he or she could well have relayed something else. Hersch, too, could be relaying what a manipulative source convinced him were the facts as they happened; and so on, and so on.
Let's revisit the piece, critically.
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By Diana West on
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 6:03 AM
Did you know that the Frankfurt School, that cataclysmically destructive movement of German Marxists, was a project of the Comintern? That's how Ralph de Toledano explained it in his final book, Cry Havoc (2006). Join me at my Patreon channel to discuss.