Diana Johnstone's ultra-leftist books are pretty much ignored in the United States, except by white supremacist groups or fanatical Bernie supporters. She discredited herself already back in 2003 with her book Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions in which she celebrated the ethnic cleansing policies of her hero Slobodan Milošević and denied that there was a massacre at Srebrenica. Since then she has distinguished herself with numerous anti-Semitic outbursts: blaming "the Jews" for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and repeatedly equating Israel with ISIS. Johnstone, who lives in Paris, is a huge supporter of Marine LePen and has written approvingly of the murderous dictator Bashar Al-Assad. Today she is known chiefly for her pro-Putin articles that celebrate Russia's Anschluss of Crimea and welcoming a liberation of the Baltic States from the yoke of NATO and "American Imperialism".
Johnstone's latest book, Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, was pretty much ignored in the United States as yet another Stalinist hit piece, but the German version has sold surprisingly well - reaching the #3 spot on Amazon.de's bestseller list of books about the United States. This is due primarily to glowing reviews of the book by leftist Web sites such as Telepolis, Hintergrund, Ossietzky and NachDenkSeiten. NachDenkSeiten has called Johnstone's book "aboslute Pflichtlektüre" ( "an absolute must-read"), NachDenkSeiten editor and RTDeutsch-stringer Jens Berger has repeatedly promoted and endorsed the book. No doubt these sites are attracted to Johnstone because of her rabid anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism, as well as her reflexive admiration of brutal dictators.
I did find one accurate review of Johnstone's Clinton book: Michael Groth in Deutschlandradio Kultur:
(Johnstone) erklärt Konflikte wie in Jugoslawien, Afghanistan, Irak, Syrien und in der Ukraine eindimensional, kommt so nur zur halben Wahrheit, die sie nicht einmal mit Fakten belegt. Was ärgerlich ist, wird geradezu unerträglich, wenn Milošević, Gaddafi, Assad und Putin zu den guten Akteuren des Geschehens gezählt werden, nur deswegen weil den Amerikaner eine schlechte Rolle zugedacht ist. Diana Johnstone bedient alle europäischen Vorurteile gegenüber den USA, die sich links und rechts der politischen Mitte seit langem sammeln. Hierzulande dürften sich beispielsweise die Anhänger von der Partei "Die Linke" und der Protestbewegung "Pegida" gleichermaßen angesprochen fühlen.
Actually, the constant attacks on "Killary" by the German Left only underscores their support for the candidacy of Donald Trump. Why would leftists support the neo-fascist and racially divisive policies of Trump over Hillary Clinton, who has outlined detailed progressive programs for affordable healthcare and education? I think we all know the reason.