DAVE LINDOFF—Ridenour provides a well documented history of the rise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He explains in detail how the US first helped install the corrupt and alcoholic Boris Yeltsin — a man who allowed US business interests to rob his country blind — in a second term as president and how Putin, at the time a little-known Yeltsin subordinate, at first supported by the US, followed. That support ended when Putin surprised his critics and turned the country around, halted the privatization free-for-all ending Russia’s headlong plunge into economic and social decline. At that point, Ridenour explains, the US turned on him
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“Most spy thrillers are written from the assumption that we’re the good guys who are under attack by bad guys so evil that we’re justified in bending the rules to save ourselves from them. Lies, deceit, sabotage, even murder are sometimes necessary to defend peace, justice, and the American Way against (pick one, depending on when the book was written) Nazis, communists, or terrorists. Gaither Stewart offers no such patriotic platitudes in The Trojan Spy. The bad guys turn out to be us — the US and its Western allies. Our intelligence agencies are revealed to be working in a symbiotic relationship with the terrorists, using the attacks to provide justification for wars of geopolitical and economic conquest.
Stewart’s subversive heresy guarantees that The Trojan Spy will be ignored by the propaganda machines of the corporate mass media. It’s a dangerous book, and a very good one — characters with complex personalities who act in unexpected ways, a well-structured story full of surprises, authentically rendered settings, and a direct but graceful narrative style. If Stewart had followed the conventions of the genre, reinforcing the myth that the West is the Best, The Trojan Spy could have been boosted by the media into a best seller. But it’s a better book than that — a book that tells the truth.”
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