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America's Deadliest Export: Democracy The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

Author: William Blum

ISBN soft cover: 978-0-9922-0850-9

About the book

Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America’s motives in ‘exporting’ democracy are honourable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum – a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State – argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

About the author

William has been a freelance journalist in the US, Europe, and South America. In 1999 he was one of the recipients of a Project Censored award for ‘exemplary journalism.’ Blum is also the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir, and Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire. His books have been translated into 27 foreign-language editions.

Global Corruption: Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World

Author: Laurence Cockcroft

ISBN soft cover: 978-0-9922-0856-1

About the book

Corruption has played a pivotal role in sustaining appallingly high levels of poverty in many developing countries, particularly in relation to the deficient provision of basic services such as education and healthcare. Corruption drives the overexploitation of natural resources, capturing their value for the elite who benefit. In the developed world, corrupt funding undermines political systems and lays policy open to heavy financial lobbying. Global Corruption attempts to identify the main drivers of corruption worldwide and analyses the current efforts to control them.

About the author

Laurence Cockcroft is a development economist and has been interested and committed to development in Africa since his first experience in Nigeria as a volunteer with VSO International in 1962. He has worked in the Ministry of Rural Development in Zambia as well as with small-scale farmers in Tanzania under the auspices of the Tanzania Rural Development Bank. In 1989 he authored Africa’s Way: A journey From the Past.