Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.