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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 622 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596985615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596985612
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Praise for Robert Chandler's Shadow World

"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

Robert Chandler was the first to reveal in September 2008 that the Presidential candidate Barack Obama's promise to transform America would be satisfied through a series of anti-capitalist, socialist initiatives. In Chapters 6-9 of SHADOW WORLD he details the stealth subversion of of America that would place a member of the Radical Left into the White House. His analysis identifies the individuals and institutions from the extremist progressive-socialist-marxist Left that carried Mr. Obama into the higest position in the United States.

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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Format: Hardcover
Dangerous Illusions--Shadow World by Robert Chandler

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.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ratonis on January 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am presently in the process of reading this book. It is a great summarization of important geopolitical
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Veritas on August 17, 2012
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This is a remarkably revealing book regarding modern cultural Marxism, progressivism, communism, socialism, or whatever you want to call it, as well as Islam, and other systems of the world that are common enemies of the United States. The author, a former employee of the CIA, has revealed things that American patriots need to be aware of, but unfortunately, most will likely will never know. The level of subterfuge, manipulation, deception, and evil that is alive and active in our country (as well as around the world) is overwhelming. Chandler pulls back the cover and systematically dismantles these various evil forces by revealing what is really occuring right under our "sleeping" noses. This book was not easy to read. There are sections that are incredibly interesting, but there are also long sections of names of facilitators of evil, lists of evil organizations and how they all work together or separately for the common purpose of destroying the United States and the Judeo Christian worldview. Well known names are within these pages such as George Soros, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, Putin, etc..., but there are also many not so well known names and organizations, that patriots need to known about, so that they can systematically fight to shut down their attempts to cause the United States to implode upon itself. The author even identifies left-wing propaganda and disinformation web based mills such as Media Matters and and discusses their objectives. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to begin to understand why things are as they are today. The author also has hundreds of footnotes to support his claims.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sharkman on December 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I figured I'd get my two cents worth in before the leftists out there begin to trash this book and its facts for the purpose of saving their movement.

This book is required reading plain and simple. If you ever had any questions about the forces behind the moral decay of American society, the dissolution of "family," the weakening of our armed forces, and the destruction of the American economy - from within Congress and the federal bureaucracy no less - then read this and ponder.

The "new" Russia? Same as the old. A new caliphate? A possibility if we fail to get a hold of ourselves and make some significant corrections.

Also highly recommend The Failure Factory (by Bill Gertz) and Shadow Warriors (by Kenneth Timmerman). Read what the left doesn't want you to know about what happens within your own government, regardless of who's president.

At a minimum, you'll stop and think twice before contributing money to certain NGOs out there that purport to do good, but only manufacture propaganda to skew elections.
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