The Forging of the American Empire


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From Mexico to Vietnam, from Nicaragua to Lebanon, and more recently to Kosovo, East Timor and now Iraq, the United States has intervened in the affairs of other nations. Yet American leaders continue to promote the myth that America is benevolent and peace loving, and involves itself in conflicts only to defend the rights of others; excesses and cruelties, though sometimes admitted, are usually regarded as momentary aberrations. In this comprehensive history of American imperialism, Sidney Lens punctures this myth once and for all by showing how the US, from the time it gained its own independence, has used every available means

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Weight 742.5 g
Dimensions 15.5 × 23 × 3.808 cm