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Confronting the Third World: United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1980

Kolko, Gabriel

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ISBN 10: 039457138X / ISBN 13: 9780394571386
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1988
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xiii, 332, [1] p. Sources and Notes. Index. This is stated as the first general histor of the post-1945 U. S. role in the Third World. Weaving together events in Latin America and the Middle East, and Africa, and Washington's responses to the challenges presented by these events, this book makes intelligible both how and why the Third World has so ofter becomes a locus of international crisis for the United States over the past four decades. Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling. First edition. Stated. Presumed first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 60505

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Title: Confronting the Third World: United States ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Analyzes U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East and Latin America, and argues that the U.S. has often created political instability

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Kolko, author of eight books on modern American history, here examines the United States's involvement with Third World countries. His major thrust is that the United States was maintaining in Central America, and creating in the Middle East, an empire based on economic advantage and ideologically supported by anti-communism. The result was that the United States overextended itself beyond its vast resources, and that it supported petty tyrants, the Vietnam War, and cataclysmic failures such as Iran. A telling critique of U.S. policy, and a warning to deal with the conditions of the Third World, not ideologies, in the corridors of power.Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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