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Killing Hope: U.S. and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003 by [Blum, William]
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William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire." He lives in Washington, DC.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3345 KB
  • Print Length: 500 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press; Second Updated Edition edition (30 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HFA93N8
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"Killing Hope" is an apt title for what the book describes, and also what it does. There's no way to read this book without having your hopes for the future revealed as naive, at least while the world remains under the dominion of America. William Blum has gone to great lengths to explain exactly what his country has achieved since World War II, militarily and by covert operations, and to contextualise these achievements by providing meticulous references to official reports, memoirs and literature explaining the thoughts of the time. He is critical of everyone's motivations, and questions all justifications.

Some might take issue with the way he disregards American official's repeated insistence in that an International Communist Conspiracy threatened American interests and had to be countered, but to do so is to miss his nuance. William Blum argues that some may have indeed believed this, but the facts of each intervention did not support it, and America's actions continue in the same vein well after the fall of the U.S.S.R. He is equally critical of soviet atrocities when they are relevant to the topic, but this is a book about America's, and so he does not focus on them.

This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to know the past. Regardless of where you stand, politically speaking, it is important to know America as it really acted, rather than how we wish it to be remembered.
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This is an interesting book which presents a damning view of US/CIA policy since WWII. Working chronologically through the last 60+ years of political history the lens used to view US interventionism presents a harrowing picture of deceit, denial and amoral manipulation to secure what? The industrial-military-political equilibrium?
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I have always wanted to know why the insane wars have continued on this planet, always somewhere on this planet there has been continuous conflict, this book helps to understand the reasons for this and the continuous control that is applied to all people by world banks and governments.

a most enlightening book that sheds light on the world we live in, I would recommend this book to all people who are searching to understand the reasons for the continual conflict on this world.
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A very clear overview of both overt and covert military intervention by the US, with the motivation and methods both exposed. Unflinching.
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Very informative & the kind of book you just cant put down, read the real history of the out of control C.I.A
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