Forrest Hylton is a researcher in history at New York University. He is an editor of and contributor to Ya es otro tiempo el presente: Cuatro momentos de insurgencia indigena, 2nd edition, and the co-author, with Sinclair Thomson, of Revolutionary Horizons: Indigenous and National-Popular Politics in Bolivia. He is currently writing a book on urban poverty with Mike Davis.
"Colombia's war-without-end has been sustained by US intervention
and subsidized by our own ignorance and indifference to the fate of
this great country. Evil Hour in Colombia is a brilliant
investigation of a complex and tragic history, as well as an
eloquent indictment of Washington's policies."-Mike Davis
"A corrective to those servants of empire who would have us believe that the main threat facing Latin America today is left-wing populism, Forrest Hylton's Evil Hour in Colombia describes in alarming detail the real danger to the region: the spread of paramilitarism, which in Colombia has grown beyond its rural death-squads roots to graft itself into the highest branches of government, crime, and society. This book is an exacting portrait of the face of American 'hard power' in the Andes, a must read for anyone interested in what awaits the rest of the world if Washington's power remains unchecked."-Greg Grandin