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Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam Hardcover – August 5, 2008
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America is at war and the stakes are huge. The fight is not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is a global contest between the United States, radical Islam, a resurgent Russia, and a virulent New Left that is coming to power in Latin America and stalking the corridors of power around the world, including the United States. These three enemies of America are separate but they cooperate--and in his stunning new book, Shadow World, Robert Chandler shows how. In Shadow World you'll learn:
* Why "post-Communist" Russia is not really "post-Communist" at all, but represents an insidious new strategic threat to the United States
* How "cultural communism" has rejuvenated the radical Left's prospects around the world
* Why American-style democracy is losing out to Castro and Hugo Chavez-style communism in Latin America
* How radical Islam has allied itself to the New Left--and why this makes radical Islam even more dangerous than before
Shadow World reveals, in a way no other book has done, the new strategic realities of the post-Cold War, post-9/11 world. Provocative, insightful, thorough, it is essential reading for those who want to see the 21st century as America's century, and not the century of her enemies.
From the Back Cover
"Shadow World is a timely, comprehensive and sobering assessment of major threats to American national security. It is a useful reminder that we need to be vigilant against internal and external challenges."
--Kenneth R. Weinstein, President of the Hudson Institute
"If I were to teach Western Civilization at the university level, Shadow World would not just be required reading, it would be my textbook and the subject of at least a semester's study. We cannot understand Western Civilization without understanding its enemies. Anyone who reads and understands Chandler's work will know the revealed truth about the subversive enemies of our great civilization."
--Steve King, U.S. Congressman, Iowa's 5th District
"For Americans who thought the world safer with the collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11 was an urgent wake-up call. This wide-ranging and revealing survey, examining threats both overseas and on the homefront, provides another. Must reading in these times of rapidly mounting global peril."
--M. Stanton Evans, author of The Theme Is Freedom and Blacklisted by History
More About the Author
In order to gather information for this analysis, Chandler went inside the Radical Left for eight years to gather data necessary to write "The Global New Left" section (Chapts 6-9) of SHADOW WORLD. He attended a multitude of socialist, Marxist, and Communist planning sessions, conferences, teach-ins, banquets, and and other forums to learn about the rebirth of a new 21st Marxism in the post-Soviet world. He interviewed hundreds of radicals at anti-globalization and anti-war protests while taking hundreds of photos.
This primary research led him to conclude on pages 357-58 in SHADOW WORLD that "in the real world, Barack Obama is a progressive-socialist-marxist soldier hiding inside a Trojan Horse . . . [he will] open America's gates to a horde of socialists, Marxists, and assorted Communists intent on swarming the federal government and carrying out . . . an extended political dominance over the entire country. They will seek to 'Marxize' America."
The writer's analytical skills about "Resurgent Russia" and "Radical Islam" were developed and polished over his 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, including 15 years as a strategist and planner at the highest levels of the Federal Government.
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Book Review, Copyright © 2008, William Kevin Stoos
"This is the way the country ends'not with a bang but a whimper." Had T.S. Eliot read Shadow World, he might well have written this tag line for Robert Chandler's comprehensive, thought-provoking expose of the three major threats facing the American Republic which Chandler so masterfully documents.
While Americans live comfortable lives insulated partly by luck, the vigilance of our law enforcement authorities, and the sacrifice of our soldiers engaging enemies in foreign lands, forces seen and unseen are mounting against our country. Some are external; some internal, but all are engaged in a war against our country, its core values and our way of life. While we are captivated by Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, vacuous pop stars, and reality TV, as the War in Iraq drops to fifth place on the list of things that most concern us, we are oblivious to the fact that forces bent on the destruction of our Republic are shaping our future. Like the chained man in Plato's cave who watches the dim shadows dancing on the walls and thinks them reality, we are being deceived. We see the shadows and think they are real; when in fact the world outside the cave is far different. There are indeed things out there--people, countries, movements--that we have reason to fear, if we only knew it. But it is easier to remain in the cave watching the shadows, and there is comfort in not facing reality.
Chandler's use of Plato's allegory works well. Americans are slumbering in a cave of indifference and complacency, unaware of the reality outside. Chandler's book grabs you by the collar, wakes you up and drags you into the sunlight.Read more ›
issues that generally escape the attention of most Americans. It makes a good companion to Malachi Martin's "The Keys of This Blood." The other reviewers have illuminated the subject matter, so I won't be repetitive.
I do think that the author leaves himself vulnerable to dismissal, however, by his substantial use of secondary sources and quotes from other conservative authors (Bill O'Reilly, Tony Blankley, Stephen Hayes, etc.). BUT, my main disappointment with this book is the extremely SLOPPY production that Regnery has allowed. The discerning reader will notice all-too-frequent grammatical/syntactical confusions and punctuation errors that undercut the strength of the book, which deserves a top quality production. One has to wonder what kind of editorial staff Regnery employs. Either Chandler is a very poor writer (which I doubt) or the book was rushed to production and distribution before all the necessary "combing out" was accomplished. This is disappointing, especially in view of the subject's importance.
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A monumental work. Little repetitive at times, as he drives home his message, but 7 years later, every word rings true. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Barmeno
Awful. Unbelievable grammatical errors. Read only a few pages. That was more than enough to make it an over-priced door stop.Published 19 months ago by jimbob
The book was received in a timely fashion, was in good condition, inexpensive and is a very important read as it is so relevant to waht is taking place today--The Resurgent... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John G Holmes
This book is very important for understanding the world politics, social movements and things to come.Published on October 15, 2009 by Mirian A.
The author provides a good description of the major threats facing the US today: Russia and its proxies, Salafist Islam, and internal subversion from "progressives" (Leftists) in... Read morePublished on January 22, 2009 by Koba
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