The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade And The Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World

May 19, 2020|
The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade And The Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins
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The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.
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 theWashington 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 Methoddemonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington''s final triumph in the Cold War.

Vincent Bevinsis an award-winning journalist and correspondent. He covered Southeast Asia for theWashington Post, reporting from across the entire region and paying special attention to the legacy of the 1965 massacre in Indonesia. He previously served as the Brazil correspondent for theLos Angeles Times, also covering nearby parts of ...
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Title:The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade And The Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.65 X 6.5 X 1.45 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.65 X 6.5 X 1.45 in
Published:May 19, 2020
Publisher:Publicaffairs
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781541742406

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