January 28, 2013

Bookshelf: America's Deadliest Export


America's Deadliest Export: Democracy
The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else William Blum

Zed Books - For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

'A fireball of terse information - one of our best muckrakers.' - Oliver Stone

'As in the past, in this remarkable collection Bill Blum concentrates on matters of great current significance, and does not pull his punches.  They land, backed with evidence and acute analysis.  It is a perspective on the world that Westerners should ponder, and take as a guideline for action.' - Noam Chomsky

'With good cheer and humor Blum guides us toward understanding that our government does not mean well. Once we've grasped that, we're far more capable of effectively doing good ourselves.' - David Swanson, author of War is a Lie

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