Weâ??ve heard a lot lately about the Russian hackâ?¦ But is Russia really out to get the United States? Is that the correct narrative? Weâ??re putting out a new book that claims it isnâ??t. The book is THE PLOT TO SCAPEGOAT RUSSIA: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia; its author is Dan Kovalik, a labor and human rights lawyer. The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, when theyâ??re sourced at all, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia. This book shows readers two key things: the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity and from decades of conflicts based on false premises. These revelations, among others, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.