- Paperback: 434 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (September 2, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140080937
- ISBN-13: 978-0140080933
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Endless Enemies Paperback – September 1, 1986
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Kwitny, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, argues that U.S. foreign policy has been marked by support for Third World governments that deny their citizens the economic and political freedom we enjoy. He "makes a strong case for the benefits that would accrue if the U.S. government ceased intervening covertly in other nations' affairs," PW noted.
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If I lived in any of 100 countries around the world, where we have intruded to the detriment of the average citizen, I'm sure I'd hate the US for interfering as it does.
What a shame this fine investigative journalist died in his mid-fifties. I'm sure he would have gone on to write more books as thorough and fine as this one.
This book provides an excellent reponse to the wide-eyed question, "Why do they hate us?"
Kwitney does superb job of homing in on the details of our many relatively recent forays into other countries, either directly or, by proxy.
Jonathan Kwitny, a former NYT reporter, describes in excruciating detail U.S. foreign policy disasters in Zaire, Angola, Iran, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Cuba, The Philippines, China, Lebanon, El Salvador, Vietnam, Korea, Ethiopia and elsewhere -- and frankly after a couple hundred pages of this I was simply too dispirited to continue reading.
I'm probably naive or idealistic or both, but I want to believe my country stands for the principles expounded in our Declaration of Independence. Reading this exhaustive, carefully-researched, emotionally-detached and factual account to the contrary turned out to be painful and destructive to my civic pride.
Kwitny's book, written at the end of Reagan's first term, makes it clear that economic meddling has been going on at least since WWII, and so I guess it should come as no surprise that it's in full swing again, as detailed by John Perkins' "Confessions of an Economic Hitman." Stephen Kinzer's "All The Shah's Men" tells more of the story of Iran (which is heavily censored here due to lawsuits at the time of publishing).
One lesson taken from this book is that it's not just the conservative Republican administrations which have sent troops to further the economic interests of financial contributors. Apparently ALL politics is infected with the virus of economic imperialism -- a sad truth I'd rather not have learned.
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