Killing Hope: Us Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (Updated ed)
By: William Blum (author)Paperback
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In Killing Hope, William Blum, author of the bestselling Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, provides a devastating and comprehensive account of America's covert and overt military actions in the world, all the way from China in the 1940s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and - in this updated edition - beyond. Is the United States, as it likes to claim, a global force for democracy? Killing Hope shows the answer to this question to be a resounding 'no'.
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, and is the author of Rogue State and America's Deadliest Export.
* Author's note Introduction to the new edition * Introduction to the original edition*1. China 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-Tung just paranoid?*2. Italy 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style *3. Greece 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state*4. The Philippines 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony*5. Korea 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?*6. Albania 1949-1953: The proper English spy*7. Eastern Europe 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor *8. Germany 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism *9. Iran 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings*10. Guatemala 1953-1954: While the world watched*11. Costa Rica mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally, Part one*12. Syria 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government *13. The Middle East 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America*14. Indonesia 1957-1958:War and pornography*15. Western Europe 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts *16. British Guiana 1953-1964: The CIA's international labour Mafia *17. Soviet Union late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing 18. Italy 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno-fascism*19. Vietnam 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus *20. Cambodia 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism *21. Laos 1957-1973: L'Armee Clandestine *22. Haiti 1959-1963: The marines land, again *23. Guatemala 1960: One good coup deserves another*24. France/Algeria 1960s: L'etat, c'est la CIA*25. Ecuador 1960-1963: A textbook of dirty tricks*26. The Congo 1960-1964: The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba*27. Brazil 1961-1964: Introducing the marvellous new world of death squads*28. Peru 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle*29. Dominican Republic 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy*30. Cuba 1959-1980s: The unforgivable revolution*31. Indonesia 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno...and 500,000 others. East Timor 1975: and 200,000 more*32. Ghana 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line*33. Uruguay 1964-1970: Torture - as American as apple pie*34. Chile 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead 35. Greece 1964-1974: 'Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution,' said the President of the United States*36. Bolivia 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'etat*37. Guatemala 1962 to 1980s: A less publicised 'final solution'*38. Costa Rica 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally, Part two*39. Iraq 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work*40. Australia 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust*41. Angola 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game*42. Zaire 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven *43. Jamaica 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum *44. Seychelles 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance 45. Grenada 1979-1984: Lying - one of the few growth industries in Washington*46. Morocco 1983: A video nasty*47. Suriname 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman*48. Libya 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match*49. Nicaragua 1981-1990: Destabilisation in slow motion*50. Panama 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier*51. Bulgaria 1990: Teaching Communists what democracy is all about*52. Iraq 1990-1991: Desert holocaust*53. Afghanistan 1979-1992: America's Jihad*54. El Salvador 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style*55. Haiti 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this man?*56. The American Empire: 1992 to the present. Notes * Appendix I: This is how money goes round* Appendix II: Instances of use of United States Armed Forces abroad, 1798-1945* Appendix III: US Government assassination plots
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