William Blum

William Blum(/blʌm/; born 6 March 1933) is an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy . He worked in a computer related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer , he became disillusioned by the Vietnam War . He lives in Washington, DC .

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 William Blum's Journalism

He supports himself with his writing and speaking engagements on college campuses.

He circulates a monthly newsletter by email called "The Anti-Empire Report". Blum has described his life's mission as: "If not ending, at least slowing down the American Empire. At least injuring the beast. It's causing so much suffering around the world."

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 William Blum's Books

  • 1986:The CIA: A Forgotten History( Zed Books ) ISBN 0-86232-480-7
  • 2000:Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower( Common Courage Press ) ISBN 1-56751-194-5
  • 2002:West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir(Soft Skull Press) ISBN 1-56751-306-9
  • 2003:Killing Hope : U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, revised edition ( Common Courage Press ) ISBN 1-56751-252-6
  • 2004:Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire( Common Courage Press )
  • 2013:America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else(Zed Books) ISBN 1-78032-445-6

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 William Blum's References

  1. Montgomery, David (January 21, 2006). "The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden". Washington Post. pp. C01. 
  2. Bill Blum's ZSpace Page, Z Magazine online, accessed May 31, 2008.
  3. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20869-our-leaders-do-not-mean-well
  4. Blum, William On Liberals, Phil Agee, and the 9-11 Truth Movement, Dissident Voice, January 14, 2008. Accessed May 31, 2008.
  5. "Bin Laden plug boosts book sales". Sydney Morning Herald. Reuters. January 21, 2006. 

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