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Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II-Updated Through 2003by William Blum
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Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: "Far and away the best book on the topic."—Noam Chomsky "A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy."— Choice "I enjoyed it immensely."—Gore Vidal "The single most useful summary of CIA history."—John Stockwell "Each chapter I read makes me more and more angry."—Helen Caldicott "A very useful piece of work, daunting in scope, important."—Thomas Powers, author and Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist "A very valuable book. The research and organization are extremely impressive."—A.J. Langguth, author and former New York Times bureau chief For those who want the details on our most famous -actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about our lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what our foreign policy goals really are. William Blum is the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower .
Book News Annotation:
Has American foreign policy since the Bolshevik Revolution in essence caused its own Holocaust? Journalist Blum believes so, as expressed in these 56 essays. Using examples from Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, Blum asserts that federal policies of anti-communism and intervention have been enforced by both the US military and the its Central Intelligence Agency, often for decades, resulting in the disruption of domestic affairs of sovereign nations. For this edition he includes commentary on what has changed and what has remained the same in American foreign policy from 1992 to the present.
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Providing an immensely comprehensive analysis of our interventionsalways benevolent according to the rulers, usually nefarious according to the victims Blum reveals the startling truth of our role in the world. No serious studentno serious American should be without this book. "Far and away the best book on the topic."Noam Chomsky
From China in the 1940s to Iraq in 2003, William Blum provides the most comprehensive study of the ongoing American holocaust.
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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