On August 25, The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire will be available for the first time in hardback form. WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the world what the US government really thinks about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It brought to the surface the dark truths of crimes committed in our name: human rights violations, covert operations, and cover-ups.
The WikiLeaks Files presents expert analysis on the most important cables and outlines their historical importance. In a series of chapters dedicated to the various regions of the world, the book explores the machinations of the United States as it imposes its agenda on other nations: a new form of imperialism founded on varied tactics from torture to military action, to trade deals and “soft power,” in the perpetual pursuit of expanding influence. It illustrates the close relationship between government and big business in promoting US trade.
For more updates regarding the book, check out its webpage at http://www.versobooks.com/books/1931-the-wikileaks-files. For more information on the reception, impact and history of WikiLeaks see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks. To visit WikiLeaks, go to https://wikileaks.org/index.fr.html. Occassionally the website is shut down by a government or independent hackers, in which case you can search for mirrors of the website.