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e-Book Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003 download

e-Book Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003 download

by William Blum

ISBN: 1567512526
ISBN13: 978-1567512526
Language: English
Publisher: Common Courage Press; Updated edition (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 500
Category: Humanities
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A very valuable book. A. J. Langguth, author, former New York Times Bureau Chief.

Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. 2004, 471 pages. Published by Common Courage Press. Read the full details in: Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. Far and away the best book on the topic. I enjoyed it immensely. A very valuable book. A very useful piece of work, daunting in scope, important. Thomas Powers, author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Each chapter I read made me more and more angry.

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Interventions since World War II by William Blum is a history book on covert CIA operations and United States military interventions during the second half of the 20th century. The book takes a strongly critical view of American foreign policy. The book covers various US foreign policy ventures from just after World War II onward. Its basic premise is that the American Cold War-era activities abroad were done with imperialist motives.

Reading William Blum's book is to understand the American Holocaust and that is simply too difficult emotionally for a huge proportion of the . 7 people found this helpful. Great documentation of all the mischief (to put it lightly) our government has caused the world over, since we became smitten with "American Greatness Conservatism" and Neo-liberalism, and otherwise with our own power and might.

Military and CIA Interventions Since World. War II – Part I William Blum. Killing Hope was first published outside of North America by Zed Books Ltd, 7 Cynthia Street, London NI 9JF, UK in 2003. Second impression, 2004 Printed by Gopsons Papers Limited, Noida, India w w . edbooks.

intervention in more than 50 countries. I was told that reading this book would make me angry, and the person who told me that said that, for that reason, he couldn't recommend it. One of the reasons I got angry is, I remember serving in the Marine Corps from 1961 to 1963, and the information provided here concerning events that I vividly remember sheds new light on what we--as an a nation--were doing during that time.

Mr. Blum has worked with ex-CIA operatives in formulating histories held in secrecy by . Other books on the subject fail to document information disagreeable to government image

Mr. Other books on the subject fail to document information disagreeable to government image. Mr. Blum's book is unvarnished truth, containing over 80 pages of footnoted documentation.

published by Common Courage Press in 1995. by William Blum. published by Common Courage Press in 1995. are perhaps not so much immoral as they are amoral. It's not that they take pleasure in causing so much death and suffering. It's that they just don't care. the same that could be said about a sociopath. soldiers whom they throw into wars and who come home-the ones who make it back alive-with Agent Orange or Gulf War Syndrome eating away at their bodies. American leaders would not be in the positions they hold if they were bothered by such things.

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Lightseeker
A devastating attack on America's actual foreign policies, as opposed to the propaganda fed to children in school and to adults from the government and mainstream media. We all want to believe that our country stands for freedom and human rights, but sadly the record doesn't support that idea.

As New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison said in 1967: "...our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon, with Congress reduced to a debating society...We won't build Dachaus and Auschwitzes; the clever manipulation of the mass media is creating a concentration camp of the mind that promises to be far more effective in keeping the populace in line...I've learned enough about the machinations of the CIA in the past year to know that this is no longer the dream world America I once believed in...Huey Long once said, 'Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.' I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security."

Blum points out how useless popular encyclopedias (Americana, Britannica, Colliers, etc) are when it comes to documenting the history of US interventions abroad. The mainstream media doesn't need marching orders from the government, "for the simple truth is that these individuals would not have reached the positions they occupy if they themselves had not all been guided through the same tunnel of camouflaged history and emerged with the same selective memory and conventional wisdom."

Ylal
If you want to know why so many people hate America read this book. This book exposes the U.S government's amoral foreign policies and true motivations for foreign intervention.

Bulace
This what you will understand after reading this book - America hates it when working people start to stand up for themselves. America will go after a country any way possible in order to stop the workers from running things or having a say. The world is waking up and the business/ wealth class is turning the evil inward. Look out American people, this country will have no mercy on its labor.

black coffe
I have not found a more comprehensive book about the many actions of the CIA around the world. I have been interested in the topic for many years and have done a lot of my own research to learn about it but this book had many details that I had never heard. The chapter on Operation Gladio in Italy was particularly dense and well written. If understanding the nuts and bolts of foreign policy is something you are interested in, this is a great place to start or to supplement what you already know.

Stan
When debating those on the erroneous right as regards U.S. foreign policy , this is the one book to hit them with .
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IMO the best book to end any debate with anyone who believes that the US is about doing good in the world, that we are the world's policeman just helping those poor benighted Third World peoples.
That said, I have found that most Americans who actually believe that the USA is a force for good and who have held
that belief for most of their lives (because they get all their info from the government or the corporate media) are unable to get through just the introduction such is the cognitive dissonance when the bullsh...t .they believe runs into hard, irrefutable historic fact.
The reaction is analogous to a family who finds out that their beloved father or priest is a child molester .
They reject the too-horrible-to-take facts and retreat ever deeper into their errroneous thinking.

The U.S. population is in the same moral position of all the good German people who did not know they lived a few miles from a concentration camp until after the wsr when they were marched out to the liberated camps to witness their complicity in those crimes.

Reading William Blum's book is to understand the American Holocaust and that is simply too difficult emotionally for a huge proportion of
the U.S. population.

Kigabar
A very well written discussion of American imperial over reach. No matter the human cost, in lives ruined or ended. All to save the world from the Communist monster that the US created.

Butius
Great documentation of all the mischief (to put it lightly) our government has caused the world over, since we became smitten with "American Greatness Conservatism" and Neo-liberalism, and otherwise with our own power and might. It can get a little perfunctory and dry at times, as it is more of a recitation of who, what, when, how (and as for "why"...well, we already know that: American hegemony); You're not getting the engaging prose and style of a David McCullough or Edmund Morris. But maybe the unblemished truth and just the facts, warts and all, is the proper way to present this embarrassing, shameful and downright chilling chapter (and continuing) of American history.

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