DESCRIPTION : U.S. imperialism through the eyes
of a member of the U.S. special forces.
After a distinguished career
in elite Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces counter-terrorist
units, Stan Goff refused to turn away from the implications of
his own experience. He chose to defy the contradictions between
what the foreign policy establishment said and what the US military
did. He took sides with Haitian democratic forces over the US
supported death squads. Conflict escalated with his men, who
were steeped in racist, anti-Haitian propaganda, as well as with
commanders who depended on him to « read between the
lines » and support a massive campaign of deception
aimed at both the Haitian and American people.
Hideous Dream is a revealing look inside US foreign
policy, behind the mystique of Special Forces and inside the
racist history of American imperial domination of Haiti. It is
also a deeply personal account of a man trapped between his emerging
political consciousness and the cynical mandates of his life
as a professional soldier.