We live in a world shaped by the anti-communist campaign waged by the United States during the Cold War, argues journalist Vincent Bevins.
Today, we’re in conversation with Vincent Bevins about his new book, The Jakarta Method, in which he chronicles the hidden story of the United States’ involvement in killing nearly one million Indonesian citizens in 1965 and creating the political landscape for extreme right-wing movements to take hold in Latin America.
Vincent Bevins is an award-winning journalist and correspondent. He covered Southeast Asia for the Washington Post and previously served as the Brazil correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World (PublicAffairs, 2020).