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Killing hope : U.S. military and CIA interventions since World War II

Author: William Blum
Publisher: Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., Updated edView all editions and formats
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Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic volume, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. 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  Read more...
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Blum, William.
Killing hope.
Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)624552473
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Blum
ISBN: 1567512534 9781567512533 1567512526 9781567512526
OCLC Number: 53832319
Notes: "Updated from the 1995 edition, which was in turn a revised and expanded version of 'The CIA, a forgotten history, ' published in 1986 by Zed Books, London"--Title page verso.
Description: 469 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 within 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 14 --
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 --
Appendices: This is how the money goes round ; Instances of use of United States Armed Forces abroad, 1798-1945 ; U.S. Government assassination plots.
Other Titles: U.S. military and CIA interventions since World War II
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Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic volume, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. 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.--From publisher description.

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