25 July 2006

America's 100 years of overthrow

Pretty disturbing read.

Stephen Kinzer has just written a book, Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq, that details American interventionism of the past century or so, which resulted in at least fourteen foreign governments being overthrown, many of them against the wishes of the people involved.

So much for spreading democracy. And this isn't just a Republican addiction; Democrats are just as guilty. Both parties have leaders being driven by corporate donors who want to install a more pro-corporate rightist regime in a Third World country, and they can only oblige.

Read the synopsis below.