In Whose Interest? The Corporate Influence Behind US Foreign Policy (2016)

America claims to promote freedom and democracy abroad but does history really support this rhetoric? US involvement in places like Vietnam or Guatemala indicate that the main factors motivating American foreign policy are economic concerns. “We have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population. Our real task is to maintain this position of disparity,” states a US internal memo from 1948. Maintaining this ‘position of disparity’ has led to the torture and murder of hundreds of thousands. One notorious example is Guatemala, where an American endorsed dictatorship overthrew the democratically elected government. Recently declassified documents show that US corporation United Fruit lobbied for the CIA sponsored coup, after the democratic leader began handing out... read more
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In Whose Interest? The Corporate Influence Behind US Foreign Policy (2016)