Tuesday, April 16, 2019
USA: “How to Hide an Empire” (video)
Democracy Now! March 5, 2019; Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly
Daniel Immerwahr on the History of the Greater United States
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States is the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation’s overseas "territories" [possessions, protectorates, occupied lands, outposts, corporate slave colonies/"guano islands," 800 overseas military bases] from Puerto Rico to Guam, Hawaii to former territories like the Philippines, and its eight hundred military bases scattered over the planet. Democracy Now! speaks with the book’s author, Prof. Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, “At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured, and experimented on. What they haven’t been, by and large, is seen.” Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University.