PublicAffairs · 341 pages
In 1965, the US government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians- eliminating the largest Communist Party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring other copycat terror programs. In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins draws from recently declassified documents, archival research, and eyewitness testimony to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it‘s been believed that the developing world passed peacefully into the US-led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of the brutal extermination if the unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington‘s final triumph in the Cold War.