Beneath the United States

Author: Lars Schoultz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674043282
Format: PDF
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In this sweeping history of United States policy toward Latin America, Lars Schoultz shows that the United States has always perceived Latin America as a fundamentally inferior neighbor, unable to manage its affairs and stubbornly underdeveloped. This perception of inferiority was apparent from the beginning. John Quincy Adams, who first established diplomatic relations with Latin America, believed that Hispanics were "lazy, dirty, nasty...a parcel of hogs." In the early nineteenth century, ex-President John Adams declared that any effort to implant democracy in Latin America was "as absurd as similar plans would be to establish democracies among the birds, beasts, and fishes." Drawing on extraordinarily rich archival sources, Schoultz, one of the country's foremost Latin America scholars, shows how these core beliefs have not changed for two centuries. We have combined self-interest with a "civilizing mission"--a self-abnegating effort by a superior people to help a substandard civilization overcome its defects. William Howard Taft felt the way to accomplish this task was "to knock their heads together until they should maintain peace," while in 1959 CIA Director Allen Dulles warned that "the new Cuban officials had to be treated more or less like children." Schoultz shows that the policies pursued reflected these deeply held convictions. While political correctness censors the expression of such sentiments today, the actions of the United States continue to assume the political and cultural inferiority of Latin America. Schoultz demonstrates that not until the United States perceives its southern neighbors as equals can it anticipate a constructive hemispheric alliance.

Beneath the United States A History of U S Policy toward Latin America

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619053748
Format: PDF, Docs
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Author: Graham Greene
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783866152373
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The Globalisation of the Cold War

Author: Max Guderzo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135180970
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on the globalisation of the Cold War in the years 1975-85, highlighting the transformation from bipolar US-Soviet competition to global confrontation.

Vergleichen in der Politikwissenschaft

Author: Sabine Kropp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322804410
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Im vorliegenden Band werden quantitative und qualitative Perspektiven sowie aktuelle Forschungsfragen der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft zusammengeführt und anhand verschiedener Anwendungsfälle diskutiert.