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   Hideous Dream
A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti
by Stan Goff
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Category: Africana - History - America
Code: 161 |  ISBN: 1887128638 |  Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (Independent Publisher)
Format: Hardcover
About this book
After a distinguished career in elite Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces counter-terrorist units, Stan Goff refused to turn away from the implications of his own experience. He chose to defy the contradictions between what the foreign policy establishment said and what the US military did. He took sides with Haitian democratic forces over the US supported death squads. Conflict escalated with his men, who were steeped in racist, anti-Haitian propaganda, as well as with commanders who depended on him to "read between the lines" and support a massive campaign of deception aimed at both the Haitian and American people.

Hideous Dream is a revealing look inside US foreign policy, behind the mystique of Special Forces, and inside the racist history of American imperial domination of Haiti. It is also a deeply personal account of a man trapped between his emerging political consciousness and the cynical mandates of his life as a professional soldier.


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