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Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

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"Bravo! A vivid, well-aimed critique of the evils of US global interventionism, a superb antidote to officialdom's lies and propaganda."-Michael Parenti

"Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew's immortal line, 'The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country.'"-Gore Vidal

"Bill Blum came by his book title easily: He simply tested America by the same standards we use to judge other countries. The result is a bill of wrongs-an especially well-documented ...

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Overview

"Bravo! A vivid, well-aimed critique of the evils of US global interventionism, a superb antidote to officialdom's lies and propaganda."-Michael Parenti

"Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew's immortal line, 'The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country.'"-Gore Vidal

"Bill Blum came by his book title easily: He simply tested America by the same standards we use to judge other countries. The result is a bill of wrongs-an especially well-documented encyclopedia of malfeasance, mendacity and mayhem that has been hypocritically carried out in the name of democracy by those whose only true love was power."-Sam Smith

William Blum's latest book is Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842772218
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Why do terrorists keep picking on the United States? 29
2 America's gift to the world - the Afghan terrorist alumni 43
3 Assassinations 49
4 Excerpts from US Army and CIA training manuals 56
5 Torture 63
6 The unsavories 81
7 Training new unsavories 85
8 War criminals : theirs and ours 93
9 Haven for terrorists 106
10 Supporting Pol Pot 117
11 Bombings 122
12 Depleted uranium 127
13 Cluster bombs 132
14 Chemical and biological weapons abroad 136
15 Chemical and biological weapons at home 147
16 Encouraging the use of CBW by other nations 157
17 A concise history of US global interventions, 1945-present 162
18 Perverting elections 221
19 Trojan horse : the national endowment for democracy 238
20 The US versus the world at the United Nations 244
21 Eavesdropping on the planet 271
22 Kidnapping and looting 280
23 How the CIA sent Nelson Mandela to prison for 28 years 288
24 The CIA and drugs : just say why not? 291
25 Being the world's only superpower means never having to say you're sorry 302
26 The US invades, bombs and kills for it ... but do Americans really believe in free enterprise? 312
27 A day in the life of a free country ... or ... how does the United States get away with it? 319
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