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For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot. Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America's motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book from William Blum, one of the United States' leading non-mainstream chroniclers of American foreign policy and author of the popular online newsletter, Anti-Empire Reports, demonstrates that nothing could be further from the truth. America's Deadliest Exportis the in-depth exposť of the many contradictions surrounding the nature of US foreign policy.
William Blum is one of the United States' leading non-mainstream experts on American foreign policy. He left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer because of his opposition to what the US was doing in Vietnam. He then became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first "alternative" newspaper in the capital. Blum has been a freelance journalist in the US, Europe, and South America. His stay in Chile in 1972-3, writing about the Allende government's "socialist experiment," and then its tragic overthrow in a CIA-designed coup, instilled in him a personal involvement and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various corners of the world. He is the author of Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, and the controversial bestseller Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower. He currently sends out a monthly Internet newsletter, the Anti-Empire Report.
Table of Contents
Introduction: US Foreign Policy * 1. Terrorism * 2. Iraq * 3. George W. Bush * 4. Afghanistan * 5. Iran * 6. Wikileaks * 7. World War II * 8. Conspiracies * 9. Yugoslavia * 10. Libya * 11. Latin America * 12. Cuba * 13. Ideology * 14. The Cold War and anti-communism * 15. 1960s * 16. Israel, Anti-Semitism * 17. Social issues * 18. “There is no alternative!” Really? There bloody well better be or we’re all doomed. * 19. The Militarization of American society * 20. Media * 21. Barack Obama * 21. Patriotism * 22. Sports * 23. Dissent and resistance in America * 24. Bill Clinton * 25. Hillary Clinton * 26. Condoleezza Rice * 27. Religion * 28. Human rights/Torture * 29. National Security State * 30. Humor