One of the most troubling aspects of American history has gone largely unnoticed: the persistent role of the dupe.
Bestselling author Paul Kengor exposes the legions of liberals who have unwittingly aided America’s most dangerous opponents over the past century. Based on never-before-published FBI files, Soviet archives, and other primary sources, Dupes shows in frightening detail how U.S. adversaries exploit the American home front.
In this startling, intensively researched book, Kengor shows not only how such dupes contributed to history’s most destructive ideology—Communism, which claimed at least 100 million lives—but also why they are so relevant to today’s politics.
- Shocking reports on how Senator Ted Kennedy secretly approached the Soviet leadership to undermine not one but two American presidents
- The stunning evidence of the extensive Communist ties of Frank Marshall Davis—mentor to a young Barack Obama
- Jimmy Carter’s woeful record dealing with America’s two chief foes of the past century, Communism and Islamism
- Today’s dupes, including the congressmen whose overseas anti-American propaganda trip was allegedly financed by foreign intelligence
- How Franklin Roosevelt was duped by “Uncle Joe” Stalin—and by a top adviser who may have been a Soviet agent—despite clear warnings from fellow Democrats
- How John Kerry’s accusations that American soldiers committed war crimes in Vietnam may have been the product of Soviet disinformation
- The many Hollywood stars who were duped, including Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Kelly—and even Ronald Reagan
- Soviet records that demonstrate beyond doubt the Communists’ expansionist aims and their targeting of American liberals, especially academics and the Religious Left
- How liberals still defend the same Communists who trashed Democratic icons like Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK—and still attack the anti-Communists who tried to spare them from manipulation
- Details on many other dupes (and dupers), including Arthur Miller, Dr. Benjamin Spock, John Dewey, H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Lillian Hellman, Howard Zinn, Walter Cronkite, and Helen Thomas