Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rogue State by William Blum

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by Morley Evans

A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

How many people have been killed since The Great Victory of '45 when the Nazis and the Empire of Japan were stomped flat, defeated unconditionally and the world was made safe for peace? Millions and Millions. Did they deserve what they got, like the Nazis and the Japs? Who killed them?

When I was in Grade One (1952-3), teachers began telling us children about the wonderful world that was unfolding because the United Nations had been set up to peacefully resolve issues. They didn't mention that the Korean War was raging. William Blum is the world's expert on this pastoral period, this bucolic idyll of peace and tranquility. Blum is a forceful critic of Washington's Empire which received the baton of world domination from the British Empire in 1945. Few others are aware of all the things that have been going on, and what they do know has been sanitized for consumption for citizens of the Empire, which is everyone whether they know and like it or not. 

After 26 chapters of describing what you surely never suspected, Rogue State asks The Big Question.

CHAPTER 27 : A Day in the Life of a Free Country
The question is irresistibly upon us.
How do they get away with it?
How does the United States orchestrate economies, subvert democracy, overthrow sovereign nations, torture them, chemicalize them, biologize them, radiate them...all the less-than-nice things detailed in this book, often in the full glare of the international media, with the most stunning contradictions between word and deed...without being mercilessly condemned by the world's masses, by anyone with a social conscience, without being shunned like a leper? How, without American leaders being brought before international tribunals and charged with crimes against humanity?

You owe it to yourself to find out. I am not going to spill the beans here.

Another title by William Blum:
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

To read about William Blum's other books on US foreign policy:Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
a new updated edition published November 2005
To read about Blum's political memoir:West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir
published 2002

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