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Religion and violence: a bibliography.

The Hedgehog Review

March 22, 2004

Pg. 111(9) Vol. 6 No. 1 ISSN: 1527-9677

Bellinger, Charles K.

THE LITERATURE ON RELIGION AND VIOLENCE WAS already substantial before the Sept. 11 attacks, and it has swelled at an increased pace since then. I have not seen abundant evidence, however, that the serious reflections on violence expressed in these books has made a noticeable impact on the shape of higher education, on news media reporting,or on the thinking of government officials around the world. This is unfortunate.
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United Fruit Company and overthrow of Guatemala


From: Secret History : The CIA's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954

I asked if anyone was working on Guatemala. Operation PBSUCCESS, which overthrew the Guatemalan government in 1954, was one of the best known and most analyzed covert operations. Richard Immerman wrote in the 1980s that it set a pattern for later agency activities, from the Bay of Pigs to support for the Nicaraguan Contras. Piero Gleijeses had recently attacked the story from the Guatemalan side, revealing the secret of Jacobo Arbenz's ties to the Communists and the military's complicity in the coup that overthrew him. There were still plenty of contested issues–What was the CIA's connection to United Fruit? Was the CIA-sponsored invasion a real threat?–but since this was the most studied covert operation, it could show, better than any other, what CIA documents had to offer. I could see what the agency's files had that was completely new and unavailable in outside sources. McDonald said that the project was mine if I wanted it.
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