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William Blum
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William Blum is an author, historian, and renowned critic of U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of numerous books, including "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II" and "Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower".

American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy

American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy

Many deeply believe that no matter what it does abroad, no matter how bad it may look, no matter what horror may result, the US government means well.…

Has the United States Ever Set a Bad Example?

Anti-American terrorists have made it explicitly clear that their actions were in retaliation for Washington’s decades of international abominations.…

Ukraine and Neo-Nazis

Ukraine and Neo-Nazis

Since major protests erupted in Ukraine, the mainstream media has downplayed the fact that the usual suspects have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. …

M’lady Hillary

M’lady Hillary

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq war because she was and remains a wholly committed supporter of the Empire and its unending wars.…

Yankee Blowback: Rising Number of Immigrants

Yankee Blowback: Rising Number of Immigrants

The US does have a moral obligation towards immigrants because so many are escaping a situation in their homeland made hopeless by US foreign policy. …

Shinzo Abe’s ‘Reinterpretation’ of the Japanese Constitution

Shinzo Abe’s ‘Reinterpretation’ of the Japanese Constitution

The US has successfully pressed the government of Japan to ignore Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution to serve its own interests.…

The World’s Vote of No-Confidence in American ‘Leadership’

The World’s Vote of No-Confidence in American ‘Leadership’

While US government officials view American "leadership" as indispensable, most people throughout the world view the US as the biggest threat to peace.…

Who Is More Exceptional: The United States or Russia?

Who Is More Exceptional: The United States or Russia?

I was going to write a commentary about President Obama’s nationalistic, jingoist, militaristic, and American-exceptionalist speech at West Point...…

Is Edward Snowden a Radical?

Is Edward Snowden a Radical?

Edward Snowden may not be a radical, but he is a hero.…

The Myth of Soviet Expansionism

The Myth of Soviet Expansionism

One still comes across references in the mainstream media to Russian “expansionism”. …

Ukraine Crisis: Starting a New Cold War

Ukraine Crisis: Starting a New Cold War

There may be one important difference between the old Cold War and the new one. The people cannot be as easily brainwashed this time around.…

Cuba … Again … Still … Forever

Is there actually a limit? Will the United States ever stop trying to overthrow the Cuban government?…

Long Live the Cold War

Long Live the Cold War

But don’t worry, folks, as during the Cold War, there won’t be a big US-Russian war. The United States doesn’t pick on any country which can defend itself.…

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience one falsehood, half-truth, blatant omission, or hypocrisy after another.…

US Policy Toward Ukraine: Hypocrisy of this Magnitude Has to Be Respected

US Policy Toward Ukraine: Hypocrisy of this Magnitude Has to Be Respected

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been surrounding Russia, building one base after another, ceaselessly looking for new ones, including in Ukraine.…

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

When the anniversary of the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103 occurred, I was fully expecting the usual repetitions of the false accusation against Libya.…

The NSA and Edward Snowden’s Service to the American People

The NSA and Edward Snowden’s Service to the American People

When the American Empire crumbles, abroad and at home, as one day it must, Edward Snowden’s courageous actions may well be seen as one of the key steps along that…

The Historical US Support for al-Qaeda

The Historical US Support for al-Qaeda

The US has supported jihadists whose ranks have included al-Qaeda for decades.…

Getting Your History from Hollywood

Imagine a documentary film about the Holocaust which makes no mention of Nazi Germany. Imagine a documentary film about the 1965-66 slaughter of as many as a million “communists” in Indonesia…

The United Nations Vote on the Cuba Embargo – 22 Years In a Row

The United Nations Vote on the Cuba Embargo – 22 Years In a Row

Each fall the UN vote is a welcome reminder that the world has not completely lost its senses and that the American empire does not completely control the opinion of…

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