American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

June 10, 2021

During the summer months, we find most students wanting to rest and recoup from a long year of study. ‘Summer reads’ are often lighthearted, relaxing books that take you away from the day-to-day. While we appreciate and love that style, this year we want to challenge you. For our June book club, we have selected Diana West’s American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character. None only is this book heavy and intense, but it breaks open our historical narrative and reaches the truth. Diana West is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, and The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. Since graduating from Yale, West began a career in journalism, writing a weekly newspaper column at the Washington Times. She soon became a nationally syndicated columnist. West’s work has appeared in many publications and news sites. She has made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances, and addressed audiences including at the American Legion, the Danish Parliament, the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Foundation, ICON, Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics, Judicial Watch, the National Vietnam Veteran and Gulf War Coalition, the Naval War College, the Union League Club, and Yale.

About the book…

For most Americans, we look around in 2021 and wonder – how did we get here so quickly? Young women are living and having to navigate a complicated and constantly changing liberal world. In American Betrayal, West digs into American history and finds the roots of our current struggle against the Socialist Left. Due to opened archives and now available information, the history of the 20th Century in America can be told in a more open and honest fashion. West does just that. You will be shocked to learn the true story of communism and the free world. This true history not only explains how we have arrived at our current milieu, but it can be prescriptive for us as well. Americans cannot fully understand the struggle we now face against the radical Leftist indoctrination, if we are not aware of its full history and nature.

In this book, you will find:

  1. The roots of the left/right divide in America
  2. Hidden American history
  3. American silence on the crimes of Communism
  4. An understanding of how Socialism crept into America

We encourage everyone to join us this June as we read this book by Diana West. In order to forge a path forward for America, we must know the opposition. West explains and outlines the real history exposing truth. It is our hope that as each of you learn from this book, that you will be better equipped to showcase conservative thought and understanding. This will solidify your beliefs and give you the knowledge to deconstruct the Leftist worldview. The truth shall set you free.  

Discussion Questions:

  1. What revelation in the book shocked you the most?
  2. How will you share this information?
  3. Does this change how you think of particular historical figures?
  4. What American and conservative values does this story inspire in you?