Killing Hope

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Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
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AuthorWilliam Blum
CountryUnited States
SubjectCentral intelligence Agency (U.S.)
PublisherCommon Courage Press, Zed Books
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Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages500 pp
Preceded byWest-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir
Followed byFreeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions since World War II is a history book on covert CIA operations and United States military interventions during the second half of the 20th century. It was written by former State Department employee William Blum. The book takes a strongly critical view of American foreign policy.

The book covers various US foreign policy ventures from just after World War II onward. Its basic premise is that the American Cold War-era activities abroad were done with imperialist motives. It is an updated and revised version of one of Blum's previous works, The CIA - A Forgotten History.


First published in the mid-1980s, it has since been updated several times by the author.

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