The Plot to Destroy Democracy

The Plot to Destroy Democracy

How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West

Book - 2018
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In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made President of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 U.S. election--and attempted to bring about the fall of NATO, the European Union, and western democracy. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to re-engineer the world political order that has kept most of the world free since 1945.

Career U.S. Intelligence officer Malcolm Nance will examine how Russia has used cyber warfare, political propaganda, and manipulation of our perception of reality--and will do so again--to weaponize American news, traditional media, social media, and the workings of the internet to attack and break apart democratic institutions from within, and what we can expect to come should we fail to stop their next attack.

Nance has utilized top secret Russian-sourced political and hybrid warfare strategy documents to demonstrate the master plan to undermine American institutions that has been in effect from the Cold War to the present day. Based on original research and countless interviews with espionage experts, Nance examines how Putin's recent hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West for Russia, and why Putin is just the man to do it.

Nance exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout both the U.S. and Europe to leverage an axis of autocracy, and how Putin's agencies have worked since 2010 to bring fringe candidate Donald Trump into elections.

Revelatory, insightful, and shocking, The Plot To Destroy Democracy puts a professional spy lens on Putin's plot and unravels it play-by-play. In the end, he provides a better understanding of why Putin's efforts are a serious threat to our national security and global alliances--in much more than one election--and a blistering indictment of Putin's puppet, President Donald J. Trump.

Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2018
ISBN: 9780316484817
Branch Call Number: 324.9730932 NANC
Characteristics: viii, 344 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Reiner, Rob


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Apr 28, 2019

Chilling. Nance is a former U.S. intelligence officer who outlines in detail how Putin and Russia operate. It's all very calculated and targeted, to overthrow democracies in Europe and the USA from the inside out, using technology (Internet hackers and trolls) in combination with human political "assets" like trump (and other Republicans who are willing to put their personal benefits over their country's best interest.)
In Russia's eyes, trump has gone from being what they call a "Useful Idiot" (they were targeting and grooming him in the 1970s, 80's and 90's for future use), to an "Unwitting Asset" (2000s), and now a "Witting Asset" (since he started running for president, and realized the Russians could help him win, while also lining his pockets with oligarch money).
Canada so far hasn't been a specific target (that we know of). But if you read this or watch Nance on MSNBC, you will recognize all the tricks, if they start messing with our election.

Nov 03, 2018

Appalling editing, sophomoric analysis, and regurgitated news stories. I was saddened because I think he has a vital mission to call out Trumpism and demagoguery for the threat they are, but this book is so bad it undermines his message and credibility.

Oct 23, 2018

Before wasting time on this absurd piece of dis-information, see my comment to Nance's earlier THE PLOT TO HACK AMERICA.

Sep 21, 2018

This book along with others such as "Kompromat," "Trumpocracy," "Russian Roulette," and "How Democracies Die" help us to learn how autocrats like Putin, Joseph McCarthy and Trump work towards the destruction of the democratic idea. Russians have been doing it for nearly a century, while Trump in America has been doing it for the last few decades. This book, written by Malcolm Nance, a man who worked in naval intelligence and works now in the private sector has gathered together much information about how Putin and Trump have succeeded in damaging both the American democratic institutions and various democratic institutions in Europe.


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