Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II - Updated Through 2003 Paperback – Oct 1 2008
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About the Author
William Blum's latest book is Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire." He lives in Washington, DC.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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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Mr. Blum quotes Sir Winston Churchill in detailing the U.S. invasion of the Soviet Union. Read more
This work has SEVERE problems -- the persistent theme is: omit all context, and blame America first.
1) There are two sides to every argument, not one. Mr. Read more
This an excellent book - well organized with the right amount of detail and a good starting point for those who want to learn about the cia's and the military's sordid history. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by J. McNelis
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