The American Way: Stories of Invasion

The American Way: Stories of Invasion is a new anthology which re-examines the history of America's interventions on foreign soil.

The American Way: Stories of Invasion

About The American Way: Stories of Invasion

After four years of Trump, America seems set to return to political normality. But for much of the rest of the world, that normality is a horror story: 75 years of US-led invasions, CIA-sponsored coups, election interference, stay-behind networks, rendition, and weapons testing... all in the name of Pax America, the world’s police. If you are not an ally of the US, in this ‘normality’, your country can find its democratic processes undermined and its economic wellbeing conditioned upon returning to the fold. If you’re not strategically important to the US, you can find yourself its dumping ground.

This new anthology re-examines this history with stories that explore the human cost of these interventions on foreign soil, by writers from that soil. From nuclear testing in the Pacific, to human testing of CIA torture tactics, from coups in Latin America, to all-out invasions in the Middle and Far East; the atrocities that follow are often dismissed in history books as inevitable in the ‘fog of war’.

The editors Orsola Casagrande and Ra Page will be joined by contributors Paige Cooper from Montreal & Jacob Ross from Grenada.

*This event will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.

This event is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

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