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The Resource American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character, Diana West

American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character, Diana West

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American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character
Title
American betrayal
Title remainder
the secret assault on our nation's character
Statement of responsibility
Diana West
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 judgements 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 official web of lies. American Betrayal shatters the approved histories of the past to focus 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 to moral 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 [this book], 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." -- Back cover
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YDXCP
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1961-
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West, Diana
Dewey number
973.917
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5
LC item number
.W39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political culture
  • Socialism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character, Diana West
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870097895
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781250055811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o870097895
  • (OCoLC)870097895
Label
American betrayal : the secret assault on our nation's character, Diana West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870097895
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781250055811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o870097895
  • (OCoLC)870097895

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