'William Blum, once of the US State Department, gives a chilling reminder that while there may be no justification for 11 September, there may be reasons' --Mavis Cheek in The Observer, Books of the Year 2001
'This is not a book for anyone who wishes to maintain any cosy illusions about their own liberty... we find in these pages, meticulously detailed and annotated, all the instances of assassination, covert and overt destabilisation, election-rigging, sponsorship of terrorism, secret surveillance, brainwashing and provocation that the US has employed to further its burgeoning corporate empire... After reading Rogue State, it is impossible to hang fast to the comforting illusion that the 'American Way' is some kind of enlightenment' --Will Self in The New Statesman
'Rogue State is a book of charges to be tied to a paving stone and thrown at the men in Washington' --The Independent on Sunday
About the Author
WILLIAM BLUM 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 founded the Washington Free Press, the capital's first 'alternative' newspaper, and developed an alternative career as a freelance journalist in the US, Europe and South America. He is the author of The CIA: A Forgotten History (Zed Books, 1988).