This is an intense new piece by the marvelous Mark Mallett. The vivid imagery is apocalyptic and might be a bit off-putting. I have read Mallett carefully for two years now. We have been friends since early this year. He is as solid as anyone I know and meticulous in his research. Of the things he covers here, I only have off-hand specific knowledge of about half of it, but that half is all solid.
His research is, as always, carefully grounded. One might quibble with him on the interpretation of some things (though the only quibble I have is a conditional one: when he quotes Gorbachev in the 1980s stating that perestroika was just for show, the quote is entirely accurate. But since Gorbachev was facing heavy internal pressures at home, one could make the case he was covering his flank. Either way, Gorbachev was dissembling to either the west or to the Politburo.) The quotes from the book, ‘The Naked Communist,’ published in 1958, are particularly chilling. When one publicly calls for a plan, the particulars of which, a mere two generations later, are solidly in place, it is rather compelling evidence for an organized and directed assault.
This is different from what Mallett usually publishes, but worthy of careful consideration. Mallett is a citizen of Canada, so it adds a certain interest in how he sees events in the United States.