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Strange Liberators

Strange Liberators

Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit

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

Fort Lauderdale, August 2006: 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 end.

“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

“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 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 thought.” Mickey Z, author of The Seven Deadly Spins and 50 American Revolutions You’ re Not Supposed to Know

“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

“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 book.” William Blum, author of Killng Hope and Rogue State

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 Paperback ISBN: 1-59526-570-8 Pages: 424 Price: $25.95 Size: 6x9

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