Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War Two - Softcover
Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.
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'Far and away the best book on the topic.' - Noam Chomsky 'A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of US foreign policy.' - Choice 'I enjoyed it immensely.' - Gore Vidal 'The single most useful summary of CIA history.' - John Stockwell, former CIA officer and author ' 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
About the Author:
William Blum is one of the United States’ leading non-mainstream experts on American foreign policy. He left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer because of his opposition to what the US was doing in Vietnam. He then became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first ‘alternative’ newspaper in the capital. Blum has been a freelance journalist in the US, Europe and South America. He currently sends out a free monthly newsletter, The Anti-Empire Report. To be put on Blum’s mailing list, send him an email. Previous issues of the report can be read on his website. email firstname.lastname@example.org website williamblum.org Other books by William Blum Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir
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- PublisherBlack Rose Books
- Publication date1997
- ISBN 10 1551640961
- ISBN 13 9781551640969
- Number of pages458