America's Backyard: The United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror

005cf302_medium Author Grace Livingstone
Isbn 9781848132146
File size 2.02MB
Year 2009
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF
Category Other

Book Description:

On the contrary to the person who blamed the biased narrative of the book, I consider it to be helpfull in so far as this is a coherent narrative regarding the geo-political re-articulation of the classical American Exceptionalism in the post-Cold-War period. It is true that sometimes the book is schematic and resembles Galeano's famous anti-imperialist book, Las venas abiertas de América Latina, but it is due to the very historical nature of the American foreign policy in the region. Moreover, the book is important for its attempt to deal with the very condition of political power and hegemony (rather than the too abstract notion of Empire or imperialism) in the context opened up by the September 11 attacks and followed, as well as confirmed, by Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo.


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