Why They Hate Us


By Ajay Singh

Published Apr 25, 2006 12:11 PM


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In Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq, former New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer tells us how American politicians, spies, military commanders and business executives destabilized 14 countries over a 110-year period, often with disastrous long-term consequences. Economic reasons, cleverly couched in geopolitical terms, underlay almost every intervention, Kinzer explained in an April 17 talk at the Faculty Center organized by the UCLA International Institute. UCLA Magazine Senior Writer Ajay Singh was there to record Kinzer's provocative points of view.