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March 23, 2021

#Non-fiction The Jakarta Method

by N@ncy



  1. This book is accessible, clear, easy to digest and impactful.
  2. It is a necessary and terrifying read.
  3. Vincent Bivens is an experienced journalist (Washington Post, LA Times)
  4. The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
  5. into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.


  1. Mr Bivens does just that…lifting the scab off of the USA’s
  2. …aggressive policy during the Cold War.
  3. Remember….Guatemala 1953? — Iran 1953?
  4. When the leader of a land was considered a problem
  5. rather than the solution to the crisis…the USA
  6. based strictly on Cold War calculations…organized a coup!
  7. This book highlights Indonesia that we tend to forget to add to the
  8. list of countries forced to be “quiet, compliant partner” on the United States.


  1. But Mr Bevins goes further to demonstrate “The Jakarta Method” used
  2. in Chili, Brazil and Argentina!
  3. #Fascinating book with using recently declassified documents,
  4. archival research and eye-witness testimony collected
  5. across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe
  6. #MustRead
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