Retired Intelligence officer and New York Times bestselling author of The Plot to Hack America, Malcolm Nance, offers a provocative, comprehensive analysis of the Russian Federation's master plan to destroy democracy, the methodologies used in the 2016 election, what will be their next steps, and how to stop them.
Malcolm Nance's previous book, the New York Times bestselling The Plot to Hack America, blew the whistle on Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Vladimir Putin's plans to undermine the 2016 presidential election, alerting the public to the full scale of the hacking and helping usher that story to the top of the headlines. Based on his original research and countless interviews with espionage experts, Nance's new book, THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, examines why Putin and his underlings aimed to sabotage the election, reveals the full scope of their plansincluding how the hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the Westas well as what they have in store.
THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout the U.S. and Europe, seeking to create anti-democratic sentiment around the world that can be leveraged to build a Russian-led alliance of non-democratic autocracies. Nance examines how and why Putin's associates have sought to bring fringe candidates in the West into the mainstream and how they have used the populist battlefield of social media to mount their vicious campaigns.
Revelatory, insightful, and at times shocking, THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY reveals for the first time how Russia's recent hackings in the U.S. and Europe and its increasingly belligerent rhetoric fit into its master plan to unseat democracies around the world.
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Table of Contents
Section I Cyber Bears 5
1 Shots Fired 7
2 Reporting to Moscow 27
3 Make Russia Great Again 40
4 Putin's Philosophy 64
5 A Rising Russia, a Failing America 76
Section II Bullets, Lies, Laptops, and Spies 93
6 Active Measures 95
7 Fake News 121
8 Internet Research Agency & Russian Cyber Weapons 137
9 Hail Hydra! 159
10 The Axis of Autocracy 188
11 Operation GLOBAL GRIZZLY 195
Section III America Under Siege…from Within 221
12 Russia's American Beachhead 223
13 The American Fifth Column 243
14 A Treasonous Aspect 263
Epilogue: "Freedom Is a Light" 288
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you read the indictment of the twelve Russian officers who hacked the last election, you will find this even more informative. There is a slight slipup around page 150 when some information is repeated verbatim and in some cases close to verbatim from previous pages. But today, editors aren't quite as good as they used to be. All-in-all this is a very informative book that will surprise most readers. Well worth the read and a bit scary about the future of our Democratic Republic!
A must read for all patriots