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Apr 17

Never Be Afraid of the Facts (Even If 'They' Hate You For It)

A Conservative Women's Network event

Diana West is the author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press 2013) and The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St. Martin's Press 2007). In Fall 2013, West brought out a companion volume to American Betrayal titled: The Rebuttal: Defending American Betrayal from the Book-Burners, which includes essays by Vladimir Bukovsky and M. Stanton Evans, among others.

Recent honors include the 2014 Hero of Conscience Award from the American Freedom Alliance and the Center for Security Policy's 2013 Mightier Pen Award. Her book, American Betrayal, was also showcased at the 2013 gathering of the Pumpkin Papers Irregulars, a club of intelligence experts and writers that meets every Halloween in Washington, D.C.

A journalist since graduating from Yale, West began writing a weekly newspaper column in 1999 at the Washington Times, where she also wrote editorials under Editorial Page Editors Helle Dale and the late Tony Blankley. The column soon went into syndication with Scripps-Howard, and later the Newspaper Enterprise Association of United Media. The NEA would be acquired by Universal U-Click, West's syndicate for several years until the end of 2014. A collection of West's columns came out in 2013. It is titled: No Fear: Selected Columns from America's Most Politically Incorrect Columnist (Bravura Books).

West is also one of 19 co-authors (including Frank Gaffney, Andrew C. McCarthy and James Woolsey) of Shariah: The Threat to America, a 2010 publication of the Center for Security Policy.

West's work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, and The Washington Post Magazine, and her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. She has made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances.

She blogs at dianawest.net, and her Twitter handle is @diana_west_.

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