Freeing the World to Death
Essays on the American Empire
A collection of essays written by William Blum, some of which were published over the past decade in various magazines and anthologies, some appeared in his regular internet newsletter: The Anti-Empire Report, some which appeared only on his website, and some written explicitly for this book.
Table of Contents
- The Anti-Empire Report
- Monthly commentaries (July 2004 and earlier)
- Interventions Are Us
- Myth and Denial in the War on terrorism: Just why do terrorists terrorize?
- Reflections on September 11, 2001 and the bombing of Afghanistan
- What do the imperial mafia really want?
- Setting a high (double) standard: Supplying Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction
- Debate in Dublin: “America’s foreign policy does more harm than good.”
- The 1998 bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan’s Medicine Supply
- Peru: Their Terrorists, Our Freedom Fighters
- Madeleine Albright, ethically challenged
- The Bombing of PanAm Flight 103—Case Not Closed
- Interventions: The Unending List (includes Venezuela)
- The Cold War
- Before there were terrorists, there were communists and the Wonderful World of Anti-Communism
- Hiroshima: Last military act of World War II or first act of the Cold War?
- Will humans ever fly? Smashing socialism in the 20th century
- Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List
- The Empire at Home
- Conversations (sort of) with Americans
- Cuban political prisoners ... in the United States
- Treason: None dare call it nothing
- If John Kerry is the answer, what is the question?
- “Letter from America”, columns in The Ecologist of London
- Winning hearts and mindless
- Being There with Alan Greenspan and Ayn Rand
- If in doubt, call the FBI
- The Election Circus
- Book review: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
- The myth of America’s “booming economy”
- And now for something completely different: A New Yorker trapped in Los Angeles
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Also by William Blum
America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy
The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
A Cold War Memoir