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

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

by William Blum

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567511949
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Publication date: 10/01/1900
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire." He lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ours and Theirs: Washington's Love/Hate Relationship with Terrorists and Human-Rights Violators
1.Why Do Terrorists Keep Picking on the United States?29
2.America's Gift to the World--the Afghan Terrorist Alumni33
3.Assassinations38
4.Excerpts from US Army and CIA Training Manuals43
5.Torture49
6.The Unsavories58
7.Training New Unsavories61
8.War Criminals: Theirs and Ours68
9.Haven for Terrorists79
10.Supporting Pol Pot87
United States Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction
11.Bombings92
12.Depleted Uranium96
13.Cluster Bombs100
14.Chemical and Biological Weapons Abroad103
15.Chemical and Biological Weapons at Home113
16.Encouraging the Use of CBW by Other Nations120
A Rogue State versus the World
17.A Concise History of US Global Interventions, 1945-Present125
18.Perverting Elections168
19.Trojan Horse: The National Endowment for Democracy179
20.The US versus the World at the United Nations184
21.Eavesdropping on the Planet200
22.Kidnapping and Looting210
23.How the CIA Sent Nelson Mandela to Prison for 28 Years215
24.The CIA and Drugs: Just Say "Why Not?"218
25.Being the World's Only Superpower Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry227
26.The US Invades, Bombs and Kills for It...but Do Americans Really Believe in Free Enterprise?236
27.A Day in the Life of a Free Country...or...How Does the United States Get Away with It?243
Notes274
Index305
About the Author311

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