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Columnist Diana West receives writing honor

WND columnist and author Diana West will receive the 2013 Mightier Pen Award Wednesday from the Center for Security Policy.

The award will be presented at a Nov. 20 luncheon event at the Union League Club in New York City.

A syndicated columnist whose work appears in over 100 publications nationwide, West recently released her latest book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” in which she uncovers historical realities from 20th century America that uncover a web of lies at the highest places of power.

“American Betrayal” shatters the approved histories of an era that begins with FDR’s first inauguration and ends when the United States “wins” the Cold War.

A WND columnist since 2010, West serves as Washington correspondent for the European weekly newspaper Dispatch International. Her work has appeared in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the New Criterion, The Public Interest, Women’s Quarterly, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Post Magazine; her fiction has appeared in Atlantic Monthly. She has made numerous radio appearances, and as a former CNN contributor, she made frequent television appearances on the former CNN show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

West’s other books include “The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization” and, as co-author, “Shariah: The Threat to America.”

According to the Center for Security Policy, the Mightier Pen award goes each year to a writer who displays a commitment to a robust national security and efforts to educate our countrymen and women about the need to practice the philosophy President Reagan called “peace through strength.” Previous recipients include: Mark Helprin, Charles Krauthammer, Roger Ailes, William F. Buckley Jr., A.M. Rosenthal, Andrew C. McCarthy, Norman Podhoretz, Claudia Rosett and Monica Crowley.

Information about the event honoring Diana West is available at the Center for Security Policy website.