The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine, 1945-1993


The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine, 1945-1993
Name The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine, 1945-1993
Author Gaddis Smith
Description When President Monroe issued his 1823 doctrine on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere, it quickly became as sacred to Americans as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But in the years after World War II - notably in Guatemala in 1954, in Brazil in 1963, in Chile in 1973, and in El Salvador in the 1980s - our government's policy of supporting repressive regimes in Central and South America hastened the death of the very doctrine that had been invoked to protect us in the Cold War, by associating its application with torture squads, murder, and the denial of the very democratic ideals the Monroe Doctrine was intended to protect. Gaddis Smith's measured but devastating account is essential reading for all those who care how the United States behaves in the world arena."This epilogue to well-known history of Monroe Doctrine is a provocative interpretation of how US presidents resolved policy contradiction of accepting Soviet presence in the Caribbean while reaffirming tenets of Monroe Doctrine"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Publisher Hill and Wang
Language Not Available
Rating 3.2800000000000002
ISBN 0809015684
Total Pages 280
Published Year 1995
Published Month 30
Published Day 11
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