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by William Blum

  • ISBN: 1567513069
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: William Blum
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press (September 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1431 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1141 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 620

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Essays on the American Empire.

Essays on the American Empire. Published by Common Courage Press. The Anti-Empire Report. The prices are shown below and are in . dollars (check or cash) or Euros (cash).

Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that . Note that only books purchased directly from William Blum will be signed. Freeing the World to Death. Essays on the American Empire.

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, The Anti-Empire Report, demonstrates that nothing could be further from the truth.

A collection of scatter-shot essays from one of empire's chief critics, the chapters are simply too brief and casual to have scholarly impact

William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire. A collection of scatter-shot essays from one of empire's chief critics, the chapters are simply too brief and casual to have scholarly impact. I'm sure that critics, lacking better arguments, will dismiss the book as anti-American.

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The Truth About The US Foreign Policy, Уильям Блум. Правда о внешней политике США. ✪ CovertAction: Persistent . Attacks Against "Democracy and Freedom".

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Noam Chomsky has called Blum's book Killing Hope: . Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, "far and away the best book on the topic. Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire. Common Courage Press, 2004. Blum supported Ralph Nader's presidential campaigns. Blum described his life's mission as: "If. not ending, at least slowing down the American Empire. At least injuring the beast. It's causing so much suffering around the world.

This collection of biting essays written by William Blum includes some previously published ones and several .

This collection of biting essays written by William Blum includes some previously published ones and several written exclusively for this book. In this brilliant collection of essays on US foreign policy, Blum presents the case against America's wars, overthrowing democratically elected governments, imperialism, ad nauseum. MLK, Jr. summed it all up very eloquently: "The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government. The truth is that there is something terribly wrong with this country and its government.

Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower (. ISBN 1-56751-374-3) is a book by William Blum first published in 2000. The 3rd revision updates events covered in the book to the year 2005. It examines and criticizes United States foreign policy during and following the Cold War. The book's first chapter is titled "Why Do Terrorists Keep Picking on the United States". Subsequent chapter titles include "America's Gift to the World - the Afghan Terrorist Alumni", "The .

William Blum, Common Courage Press. This collection of biting essays written by William Blum includes some previously published ones and several written exclusively for this book. Among them: The Bombing of PanAm Flight 103: Case Not Closed Cuban Political Prisoners. in the United States What do the Imperial Mafia Want in Iraq? Myth and Denial in the War Against Iraq.

This collection of biting essays written by William Blum includes some previously published ones and several written exclusively for this book. Among them:

“The Bombing of PanAm Flight 103: Case Not Closed”“Cuban Political Prisoners . . . in the United States”“What do the Imperial Mafia Want in Iraq?”“Myth and Denial in the War Against Iraq.”“Hiroshima: Needless Slaughter, Useful Terror”“Hostages in Peru: Their Terrorists, our Freedom Fighters”“The Myth of America’s Booming Economy”“A New Yorker Trapped in Los Angeles”“Treason: None Dare Call it Nothing”

William Blum is the author of the monumental reference work, Killing Hope: CIA and Military Intervention since World War II and Rogue State, a Guide to the World’s Only Superpower.

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Vobei Vobei
Loved the price, quality and the quick delivery!
inform inform
William Blum is one of the most informative journalists of the day. Anything he writes is worthwile and should be considered.
Nirad Nirad
I bought this book expecting it to be a detailed list of the crimes committed by the American deep state. This book is not that.

The author, much like a 14 year old, has a deep seated obsession with 'neocons', not realizing that his beloved 'progressives' are the same thing. Left and right, politically speaking, are meaningless terms, as american foreign policy is identical regardless of which 'side' the leadership is on. Fun fact: while the left/right political axis is meaningless, the true axis is total freedom, represented by anarchy on one side, and total government on the other. People who are unaware of the true political landscape are to my mind uneducated idiots.

This author is simply an apologist for the far left, which I have no time for. He even tried to claim that the USSR didn't actually kill anyone, despite there being official documents from the Soviet Union proving that they did. He also tried to claim that the only reason socialism never worked is because the US ruined everything. While I can certainly believe that the CIA hijacked some 'socialist' revolutions, to say that this is true in all cases is ludicrous.

I have never burned a book but in this case I think I might. It was that bad.
Hbr Hbr
... but that's OK; I don't think he intended this to be another book on the scale of Killing Hope. Killing Hope is all about the US military & CIA interventions since WWII; Rogue State is about all the (highly) illegal & immoral stuff the US has been deeply involved in (torture, looting/kidnapping, etc). Freeing the World to Death, however doesn't seem to have as much of a focus, it's more like miscellaneous Bill Blum stuff. (I guess that's to be expected given the subtitle). The introduction has one of my favourite quotations:

"We can say the United States runs the world like the Taliban ran Afghanistan. Cuba is dealth with like a woman caught outside not wearing her burkha. Horrific sanctions are imposed on Iraq in the manner of banning music, dancing and kite-flying in Kabul. Jean-Bertrand Aristide is banished from Haiti like religious police whipping a man whose beard is not the right length."

The rest of the introduction explains that what the Bush admin does in the world has been done to death by virtually every president for a long time (100yrs+), but it's only now that people want to do something about it. After that the book is split into four parts: one containing the Anti-Empire Reports from the author's website, [...] the second is about US interventions, the third is about the Cold War & the last is about US domestic policy. I would say the highlights from the US interventions part is the transcript of a speech he gave on why terrorists keep picking on the United States (it's not because they "hate freedom") and the author's presentation & commentary on a debate on US foreign policy at Trinity College, Dublin. Part III (the Cold War) starts with commentary on anti-Communism with samples of American anti-Communst propaganda (which sound hilarious now). The highlight would have to be the chapter on the US bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. It has been said that the bombing of those two cities wasn't the final shot of WWII, but the first shot of the Cold War. (see the book for more details ;) ) The last part is about "the Empire at Home" including email correspondence with some of his critics, Cuban political prisoners (in the US), John Kerry, & some articles of the author's in London's Ecologist, including a review of Greg Palast's The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. This book isn't as heavily footnoted as Killing Hope or Rogue State, partly because some chapters are transcripts of talks he has given, or they are newspaper/magazine articles. If you're a fan of Blum (like me), I think this book is a good buy, but if not, I would say that his other two books would be better for non-fans since they have more of a focus and it's easier to find out where Blum found something out.
Jox Jox
For the last 40 years, American soldiers have been trading potshots with locals from Vietnam to Lebanon to Somalia to Iraq and wondering why. Since our troops have, of course, been sent to liberate these folks from one tyranny or another, shouldn't we be greeted with flowers and kisses like those old films from WWII. So why don't these locals at least recognize our good intentions, and stop shooting at us.

Blum's small volume won't furnish a definitive answer, but it will point the reader in the right direction. A collection of scatter-shot essays from one of empire's chief critics, the chapters are simply too brief and casual to have scholarly impact. I'm sure that critics, lacking better arguments, will dismiss the book as anti-American. Although the 26 chapters may be wide-ranging and impossible to organize, they add up to a damning glimpse at several of Washington's most cherished pieties-- 1) Our government respects democracy, 2) We're fighting terrorism everywhere, and 3) Our interventions are humanitarian. Washington expects us to swallow these truisms since everyone in authority keeps repeating them. Besides, "unAmerican" ideas like the author's aren't taught in school, read in newspapers, and are never, never seen on tv. No wonder, as Blum points out, 27% of adult Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth! For a culture that appears to equate critical thinking with a lack of patriotism, Blum's caustic aspersions on our popular mind-set seem a reasonable response.

Despite the book's mediocre quality, the author remains one of the most clear-eyed observers of America's far-flung and aggressive empire-- the 800 lb. gorilla no one wants to admit is in the room. Readers made curious by this loose collection should pick up Blum's master-work, Killing Hope, for a definitive look at how the empire operates. My one real complaint-- Why does the book conclude with a self indulgent cheap-shot at reality-challenged Angelenos? Mr. Blum should know that I, for one, live in Los Angeles and can assure him that I do not consult my astrological chart or any other psychic source for daily advice. No sir-ee, my wife does it for me.