Book review: Strange Liberators


Richard Moore

From: "Gregory Elich" <•••@••.•••>
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Subject: Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 10:18:29 -0500

Llumina Press

Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit

By Gregory Elich
With an introduction by Michael Parenti and an afterword by Mickey Z.

 From war and sanctions to corporate plunder and the looming threat of 
climate change, the harrowing accounts in Gregory Elich's Strange 
Liberators comprise an essential source for understanding today's 
world. This is U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving 

"Informed Americans know about their government's interventions into 
Vietnam, Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. They know about the 
violations of international law, the injustices, the lies, and the 
harm caused by these actions. But the case of Yugoslavia tends to 
draw a blank. Even worse, it tends to elicit support for this 
'humanitarian' intervention. Correcting this gross misunderstanding 
and distortion of history is one reason among many for reading this 
--William Blum, author of Killng Hope and Rogue State

"Using a wealth of historic evidence and revelatory analysis, deep 
research and eye-witness investigation, Gregory Elich treats what 
lawyers call the 'hard cases': Yugoslavia, Croatia, Zimbabwe, North 
Korea, and certain untouched questions about Iraq, issues that have 
been most thoroughly misrepresented in the corporate media and even 
by political commentators and activists who claim to be on the left. 
Elich wastes no time with genuflections to the dominant ideology. 
Instead he sticks to the awful facts and glaring truths that compose 
the underlying reality of the U.S. global empire. He ties in his 
deeply informed case studies to the wider issues of U.S. imperial 
policy, the broader questions of war and peace, and the general 
crisis that faces the entire world and the planet's ecology itself. 
Thereby he performs a most valuable service to persons all across the 
political spectrum."
-- Michael Parenti, author of The Culture Struggle, The Assassination 
of Julius Caesar and To Kill a Nation

"Gregory Elich is the model investigative journalist of the 
anti-imperialist left; tenacious, thorough, penetrating, meticulous 
and above all, uncompromising. On Yugoslavia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, 
and Iraq, no one digs deeper, and no one uncovers more, than Elich."
-- Stephen Gowans, political commentator, What's Left

"For years, Gregory Elich has made his mark as a journalist-historian 
who pairs a special literary flair with a talent for uncovering real 
time, tightly held intelligence secrets. In this profoundly ominous 
time of modern history, there are precious few contemporary writers 
who brook no compromise with the truth. This volume stands tall, and 
the author is a special breed."
-- Louis Wolf, publisher of Covert Action Quarterly

"Gregory Elich offers a clear and vital analysis of the goals of 
private interests and their secret collusion with the Bush 
administration to cover up a broad range of dangers, from war to 
global warming. Scholars, researchers and the lay public interested 
in US foreign policy will find this book both vital and illuminating."
-- Lenora Foerstel, Vice President of Women for Mutual Security and 
author of Confronting the Margaret Mead Legacy

"Gregory Elich has dedicated himself to skillfully unearthing and 
disseminating the information that typically goes unsaid. He provides 
us with the well-researched fundamentals we cannot and should not 
expect to get from our newspapers or televisions. Put another way, 
Elich teaches us to identify the 'gates' that restrict our freedom of 
-- Mickey Z, author of The Seven Deadly Spins and 50 American 
Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know

About the Author:

Gregory Elich is on the Board of Directors of the Jasenovac Research 
Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Korea Truth Commission. 
His articles have appeared in newspapers and periodicals across the 
world, including the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Great Britain, 
France, Zimbabwe, Yugoslavia, Russia, Denmark and Australia.

Publication:   Strange Liberators

Author:  Gregory Elich
ISBN:  1-59526-570-8
Pages:  424
Price:  $25.95
Size:    6x9

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