Synopses & Reviews
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 .
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 left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a foreign service officer because of his opposition to what the U.S. was doing in Vietnam. An investigative journalist in Washington, DC, Blum is the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the Worlds Only Superpower