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    • In the Shadows of the American Century

    • By: Alfred W. McCoy
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In a completely original analysis, prizewinning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power - from the 1890s through the Cold War - and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the 21st century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony - covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Covert war history, frameworks, tech, dark sides

    • By Philo on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

    • By: Alfred W. McCoy
    • Narrated by: David Halliburton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Many Americans have condemned the "enhanced interrogation" techniques used in the War on Terror as a transgression of human rights. But the United States has done almost nothing to prosecute past abuses or prevent future violations. Tracing this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present, historian Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the U.S. government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terribly depressing

    • By a on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95