America’s Other War
by Doug Stokes, Noam Chomsky
About The Book
‘Colombia is the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the hemisphere. The sources are deeply rooted in Colombia’s own history, and in policies of the hegemonic power that are no less deeply rooted in its own history and institutions. This study provides a uniquely perceptive analysis of the tragic interaction, and its far-reaching implications for understanding the past and the evolving global order’ — Noam Chomsky
‘US administrations keep finding new excuses for intervening in Latin American affairs. Colombia is the most blatant example, as Doug Stokes’ trenchant account of the US’s shifting agenda — from Cold War, to guerrillas, then the drug trade, and now the ‘war on terror’ — so forcefully shows. Whether called imperialism or technical assistance, the consistent result is state terror and human suffering on a vast scale’ — James Petras: Professor of Sociology (retired), Binghamton University, New York
‘The two great turning-points of the last few years have, or so we’ve been told, have been the end of the Cold War and 9/11. Not so, argues Doug Stokes in this most challenging of volumes. For those looking for reassurance this is not the book for them: for those however seeking to peel back the layers of officialese and get to the heart of things this is a must read’ — Professor Michael Cox, London School of Economics and Editor of International Politics
‘This is a well-researched and impeccably documented expose of U.S. duplicity and intervention in Colombia. This book fills a critical gap in the literature on Colombia and on post-Cold War inter-American relations. It also has wider implications for International Relations theory and for our understanding of transnational conflict in this era of globalization’ — William I. Robinson, professor of Sociology, Global and International studies, and Latin American and Iberian Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara
‘America’s Other War paints a very disturbing picture. With very thorough research and a highly readable narrative, Terrorizing Colombia goes beyond the liberal-conservative debate over Plan Colombia, the ‘war on drugs’ and the ‘war on terror’, reminding us of the central role played by the often brutal pursuit of economic interests’ — Adam Isacson, Director of Programs, Center for International Policy, Washington
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