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Murder Incorporated - Perfecting Tyranny
Murder Incorporated - Perfecting Tyranny

Murder Incorporated - Perfecting Tyranny

Book Three


Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny


423 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $20.00 (US $20.00) (CA $27.00)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781734648911

Rights: US & CA

Prison Radio (Jan 2021)


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In Book Three: Perfecting Tyranny, Abu-Jamal and Vittoria continue their epic recounting of the history—and present reality—of America. This volume challenges the acceptance of some of the most heralded features of American superiority—a free press, an independent judiciary, individual liberty, equal rights for women and minorities—and shows how these are often myths bent to the will of the Empire. As with the previous two volumes, the authors recount not only the onslaught of the American Empire, but the fearless persistence of a resistant American People who refuse to acquiesce. Although this concludes Murder Incorporated the trilogy, the Corporation—and the resistance against it—carries on. Series Overview: The prevailing myth is that America's prized possessions and greatest exports are democracy and the dream of freedom. The naked truth, say Abu-Jamal and Vittoria, is that the American dream is illusory and America's greatest export is in fact murder—and that along the way to the kill, it thieves, suppresses, and tyrannizes. More than a history book, this is a lively, irreverent, and spirited alternative to the orthodoxy of American Exceptionalism.


"The book's construction is insanely original, like nothing you've ever read, devoid of Lefty can't. It's excruciating--as the authors simply let America embarrass itself. Events and eras are gouged open and revealed, sometimes in just one or two sentences. But that's all that's needed to give you what the authors call, 'the grim, black and white meat-hook of reality.' Wow. Read it." —Greg Palast, author, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

"The recasting of rampant American power as that of a world Mafioso is long overdue, and Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria speak for so many with this bracing counterattack. Read and mark what they say; it is urgent." —John Pilger, award-winning journalist and filmmaker

"With rising levels of white supremacy and presidential bombast, there is no better time than now to read a book such as this." —Sonali Kolhatkar, journalist, author, host of Rising Up with Sonali

"Conveyed with poetic rhythm and soulful shouts their thorough research grabs us and reminds us that we can only go forward if we debride the festering wounds slashed into this land by greed and a false sense of white, male superiority." —Jewelle Gomez, author & activist

"But more than just detailing the extent of the evil empire, Murder Incorporated highlights resistance to the behemoth, inciting all of us to join the real-world rebel alliance. Reading this book and its framework is literally a matter of life or death." —Walidah Imarisha, author, Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption

Author Biography

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author. Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author. She is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Stephen Vittoria is an award-winning filmmaker and author.