Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire: Origins and Direction, is essential reading for anyone who accesses the U.S. mass media. Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire is a discussion of the origins and direction of the terror alliance between militant Islam and resurgent neo-communist nations and revolutionary groups. This work also considers the role of the anti-American American in making the United States more vulnerable to attack by undermining the military, giving foreign dictators unreserved adulation, and distorting America's image in colleges, universities, and schools. Westerman's work examines the survival and rebirth of Marxism as a powerful world force years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The author presents the espionage activities, guerrilla war tactics, and manipulation of the electoral process now used in Marxism's reentrance upon the world stage. Westerman demonstrates the threat posed by the neo-communist movement to U.S. security and the concept of individual liberty. The neo-communist movement remains suspicious of, if not overtly hostile to, religion, but its leaders around the world have found that an alliance with militant fundamentalist Islam is advantageous. The common enemy for both ideologies is the United States of America. Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire provides a unique historical perspective on militant Islam, giving the reader an understanding of how Muslim militants look at history, the West, alliances with 'infidels' and the use of terror as a tool of conquest.