類別:社會科學/政治.
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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
沾滿鮮血的電報: 尼克森、季辛吉與被遺忘的種族滅絕
版本: 精裝528頁  2013 年 9 月 24 日  Knopf出版
ISBN:978-0307700209
內容介紹

《沾滿鮮血的電報》是第一本完整書寫美國總統尼克森與國務卿季辛吉間因為低調處理了1971年孟加拉區的暴行導致後續印度與巴基斯坦的戰爭、重塑了亞洲的命運也對於今日世界的政局留下了很多難題。

冷戰時期美國因為與蘇聯對立,由於印度與蘇聯關係密切,美國轉而支持軍事獨裁的巴基斯坦,毀了巴基斯坦走向民主選舉政治,當時的阿尤布•汗在東巴基斯坦(今孟加拉)的鎮壓殺害了數以萬計的人民,造成千萬難民逃往印度,這是二十世紀最慘烈的人道危機。

美國在南亞的外交官雖然向美國總統尼克森與國務卿季辛吉彙報這場暴行,仍繼續支持巴基斯坦軍事領袖,這是在水門案之前一直被大家所忽視的醜聞。
普林斯頓大學政治與國際研究學系教授蓋瑞.貝斯(Gary J. Bass)從白宮未被披露的錄音帶、機密文獻、大量白宮與印度領袖訪談中,抽絲剝繭要還原這段駭人聽聞、令人毛骨悚然的歷史。

蓋瑞.貝斯明確的指出正是由於美國在1971年代支持巴基斯坦的軍事獨裁,形塑了當今亞洲政局的面貌,尼克森與季辛吉鮮為人知的決策導致比波士尼亞戰爭更血腥的悲劇。《沾滿鮮血的電報》是本發人深省的歷史書,讓我們看到戰爭中的政治角力、冷戰的邊緣政治。 

作者介紹

作者蓋瑞.貝斯(Gary J. Bass)是普林斯頓大學政治與國際研究學系教授,專門研究戰爭罪學,是Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention 與Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals兩書的作者。常發表文章於《外交政策》期刊(Foreign Policy)。

書評

 “This is a dark and amazing tale, an essential reminder . . . Devastating . . . Nixon and Kissinger spent the decades after leaving office burnishing their images as great statesmen. This book goes a long way in showing just how undeserved those reputations are.”

—Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book Review
  
“Absorbing . . . Bass draws up a severe indictment of Nixon and Kissinger.”
—Pankaj Mishra, The New Yorker

“[A] gripping and well-researched book . . . Sheds fresh light on a shameful moment in American foreign policy . . . Admirable clarity.”
The Economist

“[T]remendously lucid . . . Bass holds these leaders to a much-needed reckoning. A deeply incisive lesson for today’s leaders and electorate.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred)
 
“Gary Bass has excavated a great tragedy, one that’s been forgotten by Americans but is seared into the memory of South Asians. His talents as a scholar, writer, and foreign-policy analyst are on full display in this brilliant work of narrative history. Nixon and Kissinger come damningly alive on the pages of a book that shows, like nothing else I've read, the folly that goes by the name of ‘realism.’”
  —George Packer, author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
 
“With urgent, cinematic immediacy, Gary Bass reconstructs a critical—and, to this day, profoundly consequential—chapter of Cold War history defined by appalling American complicity in genocidal atrocity, and terrifyingly high-stakes superpower brinksmanship. It is a story of immense scope, vividly populated by figures of enduring fascination, and ripe with implications for the ongoing struggle to strike a more honorable balance between wartime realpolitik and our ideals of common humanity.”
—Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
 
“Gary Bass has done it again, uncovering a dark chapter in the historical record and bringing it vividly to light, forcing us to confront who we were then and who we are now. The Blood Telegram is a richly textured story with many fascinating layers, from the moral bankruptcy of U.S. leaders in the face of genocide to the multi-faceted politics of South Asia and the lasting geopolitical legacy of these events. It’s also simply hard to put down!”
—Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of A New World Order
 
“Gary Bass is unique: an investigative historian who explores the past in a masterly way that combines the best of journalism and scholarship. His latest book reads like an urgent dispatch from the frontline of genocide, a lucid and poignant description of a moral collapse in American foreign policy. Bass has painstakingly written a vital history—and a story, in the best sense of the word—that we must come to grips with.”
—Peter Maass, author of Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War
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印度(Random House India)
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