William Blum (//; March 6, 1933 – December 9, 2018) was an American author and historian. He was a critic of United States foreign policy. He worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. He was known for his works The CIA: A Forgotten History (1986), Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower (2000) and Killing Hope (2003).
In early 2006, Blum briefly became the subject of widespread media attention when Osama bin Laden issued a public statement in which he quoted Blum and recommended that all Americans read Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower.
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- Montgomery, David (January 21, 2006). "The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden". The Washington Post. pp. C01.
- Oliver, Mark (January 23, 2006). "Osama bin Laden recommends". The Guardian. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
- "William Blum, Independent Journalist and Anti-Imperialist Historian, Dies at 85". Democracy Now. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
- William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85