Killing Hope U. S. Military and C. I. A. Interventions since World War II - The Updated Through 2003

ISBN-10: 1567512526
ISBN-13: 9781567512526
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: William Blum
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672

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 .

Author's Note
Introduction
China 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?
Italy 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style
Greece 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state
The Philippines 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony
Korea 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?
Albania 1949-1953: The proper English spy
Eastern Europe 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor
Germany 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism
Iran 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings
Guatemala 1953-1954: While the world watched
Costa Rica mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally, part I
Syria 1956-1957: purchasing a new government
The Middle East 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America
Indonesia 1957-1958: War and pornography
Western Europe 1950s and 1960s: Fronts with fronts within fronts
British Guiana 1953-1964: The CIA's international labor mafia
Soviet Union late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing
Italy 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno-fascism
Vietnam 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus
Cambodia 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism
Laos 1957-1973: L'Armee Clandestine
Haiti 1959-1963: The Marines land, again
Guatemala 1960: One good coup deserves another
France/Algeria 1960s: L'etat, c'est la CIA
Ecuador 1960-1963: A textbook of dirty tricks
The Congo 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba
Brazil 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads
Peru 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle
Dominican Republic 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy
Cuba 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution
Indonesia 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno ... and 500,000 others; East Timor 1975: And 200,000 more
Ghana 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line
Uruguay 1964-1970: Torture - as American as apple pie
Chile 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead
Greece 1964-1974: "Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution," said the President of the United States
Bolivia 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'etat
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized "final solution"
Costa Rica 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally, part II
Iraq 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work
Australia 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust
Angola 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game
Zaire 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven
Jamaica 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum
Seychelles 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance
Grenada 1979-1984: Lying - one of the few growth industries in Washington
Morocco 1983: A video nasty
Suriname 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman
Libya 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match
Nicaragua 1978-1990: Destabilization in slow motion
Panama 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier
Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching Communists what democracy is all about
Iraq 1990-1991: Desert holocaust
Afghanistan 1979-1992: America's Jihad
El Salvador 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style
Haiti 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?
The American Empire: 1992 to present
Notes
This is How the Money Goes Round
Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1978-1945
U.S. Government Assassination Plots
Index
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