Hardly something bearing the name of William Blum can be disappointing. I've just received the video he has produced about US foreign policy and found it extremely enlightening to have an idea of how the propaganda machine in the States (and in Europe!) starts the brainwashing process in the school system, so that the pieces of information acquired at a young age are uncounsciously part of our knowledge and play a strong role in our future understanding of the events in the political scene.
The information to learn and memorise doesn't need to be long, actually it's better quick bits, slogans easy to remember: "We are exceptional, we export democracy. Repeat after me."
I'm a frequent reader of Mr Blum articles, I never miss his monthly reports and his books are an invaluable source of information for anybody who wants to have an idea of covert (and open and illegal) operations the US administrations have been carrying out since the end of WWII.