DelancyPlace.com sends out an interesting non-fiction book excerpt daily. Today (July 29) the excerpt is from These United States by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue. The subject of the excerpt is Guatemala and how we overthrew its democratically elected government in 1954 and with CIA intervention created the horror show theme that has become the hallmark of our foreign policy.
From the excerpt:
'The regime created death squads and systematically began to 'disappear' its opponents, using the tactics of kidnapping, torture, and assassination to silence dissent. This brutality provided a blueprint for the 'dirty wars' conducted by American-backed dictatorships in Chile and Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s.”