(cloth & paperback)
Verso Books, 2002
years, US and NATO forces waged a campaign to dismember Yugoslavia,
including 78 days of round-the-clock aerial attacks in 1999 that
or injured upwards of six thousand people. Drawing on a wide range
of published and unpublished material (mostly Western sources) and
gathered from his visit to Yugoslavia in 1999 shortly after the bombings,
Michael Parenti challenges the mainstream media demonization of Yugoslavia
and the Serbs, and uncovers the real goals behind Western talk of “genocide,”
“ethnic cleansing,” and “democracy.”
To Kill A Nation reveals a decade-long
disinformation campaign waged by Western leaders and NATO officials
in their pursuit of free-market “reforms.” The political and economic
destabilization of the former Yugoslavia continues today, Parenti
shows, as does
the forced privatization and Third Worldization of the entire region.
What they are saying about To Kill A Nation, The Attack on
“Parenti has written a brilliant
critique of the news reports on Yugoslavia published in the respectable
press. Each chapter provides a detailed refutation of the propaganda
myths that justified NATO's war. This is by far the most compelling
account in print.” James Petras, co-author
of Empire or Republic?
“A fierce, elegantly constructed
elegy not just for the lives sacrificed in the Balkan wars,
for concepts of national sovereignty and constitutionality ...
... he writes with a taut cadence that exudes conviction.
disturbing, but, for the brave, jolting and necessary reading.” Kirkus
“To Kill a Nation is the best
explanation of the great crime NATO committed and what it will mean
for our future. It is full of insights on the role of US militarism
and media disinformation in the service of corporate profits.”
editor and co-author of NATO in the Balkans
Whom Do We Believe?
Somewhat Out of Step
New Republic, Old Reactionaries
Srpska: Democracy, NATO Style
Genocide Hype Continues
Are All the Bodies Buried?
Cleansing, KLA-NATO Style
Destruction: Eliminating the Competition
Future: Is It Bulgaria?
as a Global Goal