“Grand Deception” Book Review

“Krainer makes it clear that the Browder operation was not masterminded by Browder and Safra, writing that while Safra was a ‘key middle man’ in bringing in U.S. dollars to buy up Russia’s wealth, ‘the masterminds of the operation were individuals in the very top echelons of power at the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department.’”

The immensity of the William Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal ranks it, arguably, – given today’s unprecedented, precarious, rapidly-evolving state of international relations – the most important story of the 21st century.

The Naked Hedgie

Positive reviews are one of the most gratifying rewards in publishing a book, but reviews that are as thoughtful and generous as the one I’ve recently received from Harley Schlanger is a rare thing. More rare still is a review that actually adds depth and perspective to the subject matter and is a worthwhile read in itself. Here goes:

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4 thoughts on ““Grand Deception” Book Review

  1. I was surprised to read all the prominent US names, from George W. Bush Sr. and others involved in the CIA plot to destroy the Soviet Union. I found it all to be credible.

    The Rape of Russia, an Interview with F. William Engdahl who
    has been writing about energy, finance, geopolitics, and oil since the early 1980s, and his writing about Russia, a country which he travels to frequently, has been simply excellent.

    An American, he lives in Berlin, Germany, and speaks fluent German, a language in which he is also widely published. He is the author of several books.

    Engdahl is a heavy-weight, and always worth listening to.



    1. Hello Ray,

      Fully agreed … Wouldn’t it be something were F. William Engdahl, Alex Krainer and others with deep knowledge of the financial rape of Russia in the 1990s to be on a stage, or together on any platform, for a long, thorough, detailed discussion? How this world-scale scandal remains bottled up is incomprehensible, illustrating the staggering power and control the criminals protecting Browder have at their disposal. Thank you for adding that very informative interview of Engdahl to the conversation here.


        1. Ray,

          Yes, that was a very good informative discussion and surely of interest to those wishing to know more. Intuition says Richard Falk is focused on this profoundly important story and will shortly publish one of his thorough legal articles, taking a metaphorical “axe” to the scandal and speeding the process of bringing the story to the world.


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