The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945-2020

The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945-2020

by Tim Weiner

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Overview

From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president.

With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, Weiner traces the roots of political warfare – the conflict America and Russia have waged with espionage, sabotage, diplomacy and disinformation – from 1945 until 2020. America won the cold war, but Russia is winning today. Vladimir Putin helped to put his chosen candidate in the White House with a covert campaign that continues to this moment. Putin’s Russia has revived Soviet-era intelligence operations gaining ever more potent information from—and influence over—the American people and government. Yet the US has put little power into its defense. This has put American democracy in peril.

Weiner takes us behind closed doors, illuminating Russian and American intelligence operations and their consequences. To get to the heart of what is at stake and find potential solutions, he examines long-running 20th century CIA operations, the global political machinations of the Soviet KGB around the world, the erosion of American political warfare after the Cold War, and how 21st century Russia has kept the cold war alive. The Folly and the Glory is an urgent call to our leaders and citizens to understand the nature of political warfare – and to change course before it’s too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627790857
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 90,084
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Weiner has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his reporting and writing on national security and intelligence. He covered the CIA, the war in Afghanistan, and crises and conflicts in fourteen nations for The New York Times. Weiner has taught history and writing at Princeton and Columbia. The Folly and the Glory is his sixth book.

Table of Contents

1 The Seeds of Future Struggle
2 The Perpetual Rhythm
3 Truth Is Not Enough
4 The Last Hope for the West
5 The Voice of America
6 A Very Dirty Game
7 The Deceitful Dream of a Golden Age
8 This Untamed Fire
9 The First Casualties
10 Democracy in America
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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