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Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

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ISBN13: 9781567511949
ISBN10: 1567511945
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Ever meet a hit man? If not, then consider living in his political equivalent: The United States. In Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, find out how the U.S. sentences blasphemers to death — that is, people and governments blaspheming the "holy objectives of American foreign policy." William Blum supplies us with the facts about:
  • Why terrorists keep picking on the United States
  • The numerous foreign leaders whose assassinations were plotted by the U.S.
  • How the U.S. supported Pol Pot but helped incarcerate Nelson Mandela
With information such as this available in the public realm, Blum asks, how does the United States get away with it? A major reason, he concludes, is the world's long-running love affair with the mystique of "America." This adoration has not been of immaculate conception but stems, rather, from the United States as the inventor and perfecter of modern advertising and public relations. In Rogue State, learn about decades of ubiquitous U.S.cruelty, kept — remarkably — from penetrating world consciousness or shocking world conscience. Though President Clinton called America "the world's greatest force for peace," William Blum shows that our "Rogue State" is really a marauding Western brute.

Book News Annotation:

An indictment of a murderous U.S. foreign policy establishment that repeatedly violates international law, overthrows democratically elected foreign governments, aids in the murder of millions of peasants and workers across the globe, perverts elections and other democratic processes, and ignores world opinion against its actions at the behest of the domestic corporate elite. Rather than presenting a sustained argument, the author presents numerous cases of U.S. malfeasance, hoping that the sheer preponderance of evidence will convince readers that the Government is not acting out of concern for humanitarian goals or even the interests of the majority of its own population.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [274]-304) and index.

About the Author

William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire."He lives in Washington, DC.

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moneysmarts, September 30, 2006 (view all comments by moneysmarts)
Based on the blurb, I am already scared to read it..years ago, in the 70's we had reports in Jamaica that the CIA was trying to get rid of our Prime Minister, Michael Manley...the newly emerging, mostly illiterate at the time, Rastafarians warned that birth-control was a US device to control the spread of black people by limiting their population.

We all dismissed these conjectures as rubbish.

Years later, as I toured the campus of the University one of my sons attended in the US, I was handed a book by a political campaign team on campus that day to promote their candidate of choice.

I read that book, and to my shock and horror, learned that it was all true, that Michael Manley had had several attempts made on his life, orchestrated by the CIA; that the then Secretary of State of the US - Kissinger- was promulgating the idea that the world's black population, especially in Africa and the Middle East needed to be kept in check -he opted for the promotion of birth control in Africa- in order to preserve the oil reserves in Africa for American use instead...so I am not going to buy this book, because I am frankly scared of what I will find, scared of the hatred it will stir up, scared of the fear for my children that it will engender -they now live in the US, I don't want to know!!!!

But, I am sure it is true!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781567511949
Subtitle:
A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Author:
Blum, William
Location:
Monroe, Me.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Edition Number:
Updated ed.
Series Volume:
P-10
Publication Date:
20020701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
0.00 x 5.00 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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