Dan Kovalik, attorney, human rights writer, and a contributor to MLToday, has authored a new book, The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia. It is an in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilitues with Russia and what it portends for the future.
A counter to the current hysteria about Russia, his book has been published with lightning speed by Skyhorse Publishing, New York. Here is the link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/151073032X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Kzb6yb8Y7E9NQ
Filmmaker Oliver Stone has said of the book: "A powerful contradiction to the present US narrative of the world...As shown here, fake news is thriving in Washington, DC."
Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump's election.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show readers two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.
Pre-ordered copies can be signed by the author.