Donald Trump’s purported reference to “Sh*thole Countries” has captured the (outraged) attention of the global community. And while there is some dispute as to whether or not the President uttered those exact words, what is not disputed is that the US President derided certain countries while discussing US immigration policy reform, suggesting that the US should have more immigrants from countries like Norway.
How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries seizes this unique moment of global focus on the world’s most suffering countries to address some causative factors, and the extent to which their lamentable state is not of their doing. It questions the legitimacy, means and ends of US interventions in their domestic affairs in pursuit of its “interests”, which the US then regards as matters of national security. And from there it proceeds to other questions:
- Why and how does a country become a US target?
- What socio-economic, political and military policies—overt and covert—does the US undertake to bring the victim country into line?
- What are the results for the targeted countries?
- For US citizens, who have little idea what is going on, but are footing the bill?
The seasoned analysts contributing to this book come from all walks of life and every shade of the political spectrum. Some have held high positions in government or at the United Nations; some taught or teach at prestigious universities; some are in forced exile because of their political beliefs and the exercise of their Constitutional rights; some have spent time in prison for acting on their beliefs; one of them sacrificed the limbs on his body.
ROBERT FANTINA, Consortium News (verified owner) –
“The information in these essays is all rigorously documented with extensive footnotes. The writing is clear and the facts are presented in a concise manner that is highly beneficial for the average reader or academic.
For anyone who questions U.S. policies, at home or abroad, and who has perhaps become more aware of such issues since Trump’s election, How the US Creates ‘Sh*thole’ Countries is an indispensable read.”
ROBERT FANTINA, Consortium News
JIM MILES Global Research (verified owner) –
“Whether you consider yourself already well educated on the U.S. empire or are looking for a starting place, “How the US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries” is a strong read. Cynthia McKinney has gathered together a series of essays examining features of the empire as well as a list of some of the more seriously affected victims. The histories have been covered elsewhere, but the essays here provide new perspectives as well as refreshers as to what has occurred in many different parts of the world…
From Trump’s scatalogical mouth and mind the epithet “sh*tholes” is a reflection of how the U.S. operates overseas as well as domestically. Cynthia McKinney has gathered together a series of essays examining Trump’s scatology, himself the true representative of what underlies U.S. foreign policy without finesse or filter. “How the US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries” needs a place in everyone’s library in their anti-empire section.”
JIM MILES Global Research
—JEFF BERWICK, The Dollar Vigilante –
“The great freedom fighter and anti-war activist, Cynthia McKinney, has compiled valid statements from every side of the aisle showing that the US government creates the very problems it says it is fighting against. No matter if you are left, right or libertarian you will hear eloquent writers making this exact case. It is up to the people to realize what is happening before the military industrial complex and the massive amount of debt it creates turns the US into a third world shithole country.”
—JEFF BERWICK, The Dollar Vigilante
—MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report –
“The United States creates sh*thole countries through military violence and war by other means, such as economic sanctions which create suffering in Venezuela and Cuba and Iran. The U.S. is not a democracy for its own citizens and routinely violates the sovereignty of people all over the world. Leaders who choose an independent path face threats of coups and assassinations. From Haiti, to Libya, to Honduras, to Somalia to Ukraine, United States foreign policy creates failed states and human misery on a massive scale.”
—MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report
—Dr T.J. COLES, author/editor of Voices for Peace –
“This book is a call to peaceful action. Dr McKinney has compiled works by an impressive assortment of investigators, academics, activists and retired federal employees to awaken us to the cruel realities of US imperial policy from the era of Manifest Destiny to the ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ of the present. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on in the wider world!”
—Dr T.J. COLES, author/editor of Voices for Peace
—DONALD JEFFRIES, author of Hidden History –
“Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney has assembled an all-star cast of voices for peace, and against imperialism, in How the US Creates Sh*tholes . Ever since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the dreams of people everywhere having the right to govern themselves independently have been crushed by the cruel reality of American imperialism. The Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps have been supplanted by a perpetual war against an unidentifiable and largely imaginary foe. In reality, the most obvious enemy of reasonable Americans is our monstrous military-industrial complex. The exploitation of smaller, poorer nations all over the world continues to be the central tenet of America’s “bipartisan” foreign policy. With this important book, Cynthia McKinney and company provide some of those “tiny ripples of hope” that Robert F. Kennedy so eloquently spoke of. Every American should read this book, and keep it in mind when they hear the continuous propaganda spewed out by the mainstream media and career politicians serving our one and only War Party.”
—DONALD JEFFRIES, author of Hidden History