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

Author: William Blum
Publisher: London : Zed, 2004.
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A devastating alternative history of America's covert and overt military interventions since the 1940s


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Blum
ISBN: 1842773682 hb 9781842773680 hb 1842773690 pb 9781842773697 pb
OCLC Number: 58654319
Description: 469 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Author's note Introduction to the new edition Introduction to the original edition1. China 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-Tung just paranoid?2. Italy 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style3. Greece 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state4. The Philippines 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony5. Korea 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?6. Albania 1949-1953: The proper English spy7. Eastern Europe 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor8. Germany 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism9. Iran 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings10. Guatemala 1953-1954: While the world watched11. Costa Rica mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally, Part one12. Syria 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government13. The Middle East 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America14. Indonesia 1957-1958:War and pornography15. Western Europe 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts16. British Guiana 1953-1964: The CIA's international labour Mafia17. Soviet Union late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing 18. Italy 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno-fascism19. Vietnam 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus20. Cambodia 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism21. Laos 1957-1973: L'Armee Clandestine22. Haiti 1959-1963: The marines land, again23. Guatemala 1960: One good coup deserves another24. France/Algeria 1960s: L'etat, c'est la CIA25. Ecuador 1960-1963: A textbook of dirty tricks26. The Congo 1960-1964: The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba27. Brazil 1961-1964: Introducing the marvellous new world of death squads28. Peru 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle29. Dominican Republic 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy30. Cuba 1959-1980s: The unforgivable revolution31. Indonesia 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno...and 500,000 others. East Timor 1975: and 200,000 more32. Ghana 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line33. Uruguay 1964-1970: Torture - as American as apple pie34. 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 States36. Bolivia 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'etat37. Guatemala 1962 to 1980s: A less publicised 'final solution'38. Costa Rica 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally, Part two39. Iraq 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work40. Australia 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust41. Angola 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game42. Zaire 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven43. Jamaica 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum44. Seychelles 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance 45. Grenada 1979-1984: Lying - one of the few growth industries in Washington46. Morocco 1983: A video nasty47. Suriname 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman48. Libya 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match49. Nicaragua 1981-1990: Destabilisation in slow motion50. Panama 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier51. Bulgaria 1990: Teaching Communists what democracy is all about52. Iraq 1990-1991: Desert holocaust53. Afghanistan 1979-1992: America's Jihad54. El Salvador 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style55. Haiti 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this man?56. The American Empire: 1992 to the present. NotesAppendix I: This is how money goes roundAppendix II: Instances of use of United States Armed Forces abroad, 1798-1945Appendix III: US Government assassination plots
Responsibility: William Blum.


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