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America's deadliest export – Democracy

The truth about US foreign policy...
Publisher: Best Red
Availability:in stock 1000 item(s)
Width: 138MM
Height: 216MM
R220,00

About the book

For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America’s motives in ‘exporting’ democracy are honourable,even noble. In this startling and provocative book,William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacyis unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, wewill never be able to stop the monster.

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. His stay in Chile in 1972–1973, writing about the Allende government’s ‘socialistexperiment,’ and then the tragic overthrow of that government in a CIA-designed coup, instilled in him personal involvement and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various corners of the world.

His book Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II has received international acclaim. Noam Chomsky called it ‘Far and away the best book on the topic.’ In 1999 he was one of the recipients of a Project Censored award for ‘exemplary journalism.’ Blum is also the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir, and Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire. His books have been translated into 27 foreign-language editions. In January 2006, a tape from Osama bin Laden stated that ‘it would be useful’ for Americans to read Rogue State, to gain a better understanding of their enemy. Blum currently sends out a monthly Internet newsletter, the Anti-Empire Report.

Contents
Introduction
  1. US foreign policy vs the world
  2. Terrorism
  3. Iraq
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Iran
  6. George W Bush
  7. Condoleezza Rice
  8. Human rights, civil liberties, and torture
  9. WikiLeaks
  10. Conspiracies
  11. Yugoslavia
  12. Libya
  13. Latin America
  14. Cuba
  15. The Cold War and anti-communism
  16. The 1960s
  17. Ideology and society
  18. Our precious environment
  19. The problem with capitalism
  20. The media
  21. Barack Obama
  22. Patriotism
  23. Dissent and resistance in America
  24. Religion
  25. Laughing despite the empire
  26. But what can we do?
Notes
Index