The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine 1945-1993 by Gaddis Smith

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President Monroe's 1823 declaration on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere quickly became a keystone document. But in the years after World War II, our government's policy of supporting repressive regimes in Central and South America hastened the death of this doctrine. Here, Professor Smith offers a measured but devastating account--essential for all who care about U.S. foreign policy.
 

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Published July 1, 1994 by Hill & Wang Pub. 280 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A fanciful argument that superpower rivalry in Latin America undermined and finally killed the Monroe Doctrine (which asserted American dominance in the Americas and nonintervention in Europe) as a basic feature of American foreign policy.

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President Monroe's 1823 message to Congress, declaring that the U.S. would brook no foreign intervention in our hemisphere, became a Cold War tool to justify Latin American dictatorships, CIA-funded death squads and repressions to ward off an alleged communist threat, contends Smith, a history pr...

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