On Sunday and yesterday we reported on the uproar in conservative circles about Diana West’s book American Betrayal, which examines the penetration of the United States government, in particular the Roosevelt administration, by Soviet agents of influence. One might assume from the discussion in those posts that Ms. West’s book was universally panned and condemned by American conservatives.
Such is not the case. Several readers have emailed us to point out those conservatives who have decided to breach the cordon sanitaire around American Betrayal. The cordon is pretty leaky, actually.
American Betrayal has received endorsements from:
- Amity Shlaes
- M. Stanton Evans
- Monica Crowley
- Debra Burlingame
- Brad Thor
- Laura Ingraham (who also made it a “must-read”)
And Breitbart ran a five-part series based on book:
So, to mix my metaphors a bit, the choir is not singing in unison: there are reviewers who gladly recommend American Betrayal. One presumes that — unlike many other reviewers — they have actually read it.