The Jakarta Method

Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

Paperback, 340 pages

English language

Published 2021 by PublicAffairs.

ISBN:
978-1-5417-2400-6
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OCLC Number:
1195467806

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In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA's secret interventions were so successful.

In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it's been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S.-led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington's final triumph in the Cold War.

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Um grande trabalho jornalístico

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O livro narra como a violência foi empregada na Ásia e na América Latina (com apoio dos EUA) para exterminar comunistas reais e imaginários. Obviamente é impossível dizer como estaríamos hoje se as coisas tivessem sido diferentes, se os governos de Sukarno, Goulart, Allende e tantos outros não tivessem sido sabotados, se pessoas que sonhavam com um mundo melhor não tivessem sido condenadas e mortas por esse crime. Mas esse livro me fez pensar nos futuros que nos foram negados...

Latza baina beharrezkoa

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"Historia irabazleek idazten dute" esaten da, eta egia da Gerra Hotzarentzat ere, AEBen bertsioa entzuten dugu nonahi. Horregatik derrigorrezko irakurketa da liburu hau XX. mendea sakonki ulertu nahi duen ororentzat. Izan ere, Gerra Hotzean alde kapitalistak eskuratutako garaipenik garrantzitsuenetarikoa azaltzen du xeheki, baita horretarako erabilitako terrore anti-komunista ere. AEBek Indonesian lehenik, eta munduan zehar ondoren, aplikatutako metodo ankerrak aurkezten dizkigu liburuak.