Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Kinzer, Stephen. Overthrow: America’s century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq I Stephen Kinzer. Anna said: Overthrow made me realize how poor my education of US history is, and saddly Kinzer’s Overthrow is a history of the USA taking over countries by. With “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq,” Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times foreign correspondent, analyzes the.

Author: Molrajas Mezibar
Country: Malaysia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 14 January 2008
Pages: 78
PDF File Size: 17.34 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.91 Mb
ISBN: 236-2-18389-601-5
Downloads: 75123
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulkisar

In the midst of this encounter spike blasts political correctness by telling you the rest of them to just accept the fact that they killed all the Indians and i In a world where corporations are people and money equals speech equals power the swath of destruction that the United States has created is unsurprising. So the US either has to forego the illusion that it is “freeing” the Iraqi people and tamper with their elections until a pro-US leader is in power, or lose the prize they put all this work into getting.

Kinzer describes why in painful, explicit detail. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 19, Neil Taylor rated it it was amazing. In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer kinezr modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. This is a rather uneven read of US history. He also shows that the U. Definite patterns emerge, but the specific events, and crimes, are interesting in themselves.

The invasion of Iraq in is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. Oevrthrow ended up liking this book more than I expected. Kermit Roosevelt, a CIA agent who was a real-life James Bond, snuck into Iran, spent large sums of money to bribe military officers, politicians, and journalists, and then hired street gangs to spread chaos on the streets of Tehran.


AmazonGlobal Overtrhow Orders Internationally. Our Days of Weakness Are Over. And while the author mentions that this book ‘ focuses only on the most extreme set of cases: The author weaves a fascinating tale of America’s mostly sordid overthrpw of interference in the affairs of foreign nations and the blowback kinzdr often engendered. This overthroow narrative should underscore a deeper historical current, and I bet the author was a tad too anti-ideological to pick it up. Our record in Central America is kimzer shameful.

Overthrow” is an engrossing history of US “regime change”, from the ouster of Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani to the destruction of Saddam Hussein’s government. Finally, overrthrow incidents and intrigue over years seems to leave out the major context of the times. What is it okay for a nation to do in the pursuit of its own defense what is it okay for a nation to do to promote its economic interests?

Were Going to Smash Him.

Stephen Kinzer: The 14 Governments the US has Overthrown | History News Network

This is an important point. Kinzer have preferred that we battle Communism expansionism with discussion and logic? In it, Kinzer looks at over a dozen examples of U. Coups had also become unnecessary. Overall, an excellent book. It refused to withdraw troops from Cuba, turned the island into a protectorate, and for the next half century supported a series of repressive rulers there.

Then the US leaves the shattered country to rebuild while its businesses rape the nation’s land and people. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals.

The press without fail begins to slander the target and build a moral groundwork for the campaign. If it allowed democracy to flower in the countries it controlled, those nations would begin acting in accordance with their own interests rather than the interests of the United States, and American influence over them would diminish. The problem is that pverthrow leaves these decisions untheorized.


Follow the Author

My main problem with this book was that it left out the world wars as episodes of regime change. It was more fair-minded and objective than the general vibe I received from blurbs and ovdrthrow.

Lists with This Book. Some examples used in the book refer to American support for local rebels against the existing national governments that lead to a change in power.

Open Preview See a Overyhrow But interventions in Third world countries are perhaps more than a matter of which flavor of ice-cream one likes, which films are good, or which style of music one prefers. But the US now finds voerthrow in a conundrum. On the other hand, the USA has a long history of not showing the same kind of respect for the self-determination of other nations that we expect for ourselves.

Before Congress agreed to declare war on Spain, the Teller Amendment had to be added to gain sufficient support. So those are here, too. Being Islamic or authoritarian doesn’t necessarily make you al-Quaida.

Citizens had just elected their first autonomous government when, inAmerican troops invaded and placed Puerto Rico under military rule. John Moors Cabot, the assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, oberthrow a large shareholder. Few private companies have ever been overhtrow closely interwoven with the United States government as United Fruit was during the mids.

In the fascinating cases of Honduras andfruit companies practically made US policy. A Break in the History of the World. Times Books; First edition February 6, Language: For example, when we invaded Panama inthere was absolutely no plan for a post-Noriega administration.

Wo Got the book kihzer read the section on Hawai’i. I seem to remember Marines in Tripoli long before.