Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba


Democracy Now has the story Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba

As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, we take a look back at Washington’s record of meddling in elections across the globe. By one count, the United States has interfered in more than 80 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000. And that doesn’t count U.S.-backed coups and invasions. We speak to former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.”

The tail end of this interview is in the article As Ex-CIA Head Admits to U.S. Meddling in Elections, Is Outrage over Russian Interference Overblown? This second part has a startling revelation about an organization called the National Endowment for Democracy. As you might guess, this organization promotes the opposite of democracy,

Kinzer’s latest book is The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.

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