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Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003 [Paperback]

William Blum
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Oct. 1 2008
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 .

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William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire." He lives in Washington, DC.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fierce Feb. 22 2004
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Format:Paperback
It's a dense and heavily footnoted book, but turns out to be exceedingly readable. Pick any chapter at random and one can sit down for a smart 15-minute history lesson. I find Blum's book superior to others in the same field such as Chomsky. Blum throws in small doses of sarcasm and black humor even. He is merciless and sharp... I'm sure some would call it "slanted." However, considering the facts (or purported facts), one can see why the author is so relentless. Blum is fighting a tide of Americans growing less and less conscious of history, and this history, which has strongly shaped our present culture and political climate, was always propagandized, obscured, or swept under the rug as it unfolded. It is a subject of the highest importance, and Blum handles it admirably. Buy copies for your friends and enemies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a smoking work Jan. 20 2004
Format:Paperback
This book deserves ten stars because it's one of the most important books ever written. From this work one learns that the CIA, and officials from the U.S. Military and Government (including Presidents) have been complicit accomplices (directly or indirectly) in the deaths of at least a million people. So, so much for the U.S.'s War on Terror...members of our government have been acting as a terrorists for some time now! And others around the world know this. I would suggest that for a more in-depth reading experience, refer to the footnotes at the end of the book
while reading each chapter. This helps you find credible sources for any independent research you might want to do on your own and also let's you know where the author is getting such valuable information. The book is well documented. William Blum has done excellent research.
Read and be sad, angry, dumbdfounded, disturbed, or enlightened.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Higly Informative July 8 2004
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Written by a former State Department employee, the author's wealth of knowledge and experience are thoroughly impressive, and this book is very easy to read and follow. Beginning at the end of WWII, the author lists, by country, US military involvement in chronological order. Readers will find the consequences - some of which are being seen today - profoundly interesting.
Another reviewer mentioned that the book had a "blame America first" slant, but I sincerely doubt that reviewer read the entire book. While the book does specifically mention US involvement in the overthrow of democratically elected governments in places like Iran, Chile, and Indonesia, these incidents are generally known now. The people responsible are blamed, not the American people who were not privy to such Washington secrets.
It is interesting to read why Washington powerbrokers chose military intervention: In some cases bowing to political interests, in other cases with fine intentions, in most cases not foreseeing the negative consequences for the US and the world.
This book provides a concise background for the state of the world today.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definitive June 24 2004
Format:Paperback
This has got to be the definitive book on US foreign policy since WWII. Blum goes through how the CIA has been involved in drug trafficking, producing pornography, providing handbooks, materials & encouragement for torture, how the military did chemical & biological tests on the general public, etc. It's all written in a ridiculous amount of detail, mainly citing sources that use internal government documents, or the writings of people in the 3rd world who got bombed nonstop. & yes, at times the author uses sarcasm & black humor, which greatly helps with readability, since the reading could easily become very heavy without it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books ever Feb. 9 2009
Format:Paperback
Very well researched book. Should be a must read for EVERYONE. Really opened my eyes to American foreign policy and gave me a better understanding of how the world is working.
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