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Thank God They're on Our Side: The United States and Right-Wing Dictatorships, 1921-1965 ePub download

by David F. Schmitz

  • Author: David F. Schmitz
  • ISBN: 0807824720
  • ISBN13: 978-0807824726
  • ePub: 1365 kb | FB2: 1441 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (May 31, 1999)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 178
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Thank God They're on Our Side: The United States and Right-Wing Dictatorships, 1921-1965 ePub download

Schmitz, David F. Despite its avowed commitment to liberalism and democracy internationally, the United .

Schmitz, David F. Despite its avowed commitment to liberalism and democracy internationally, the United States has frequently chosen to back repressive or authoritarian regimes in parts of the world. In this comprehensive examination of American support of right-wing dictatorships, David Schmitz challenges the contention that the democratic impulse has consistently motivated .

In this comprehensive examination of American support of right-wing dictatorships, David Schmitz challenges the contention that the democratic impulse has consistently motivated . foreign Despite its avowed commitment to liberalism and democracy internationally, the United States has frequently chosen to back repressive or authoritarian regimes in parts of the world.

Building on Schmitz's earlier work, Thank God They're On Our Side, this is an examination of American policy toward right-wing dictatorships from the 1960s to the end of the Cold War. During the 1920s American leaders developed a policy of supporting authoritarian regimes.

After 1965, however, American support for these regimes became a contested issue. The Vietnam War served to undercut the logic and rationale of supporting right-wing dictators.

The Truman Administration and Right Wing Dictatorships. 125. Eisenhower Dulles and Dictators. David F. Schmitz holds the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He is author of The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940.

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Political strategies invariably require compromises, some of which involve accepting the lesser of any number of unsatisfying options that trigger endless speculation-"what if' or "if only. Schmitz's Thank God They're on Our Side applies this approach to US foreign policy that between 1921 and 1965 supported right-wing dictatorships in developing countries.

"Cambridge - Academic - The United States and Right-Wing Dictatorships, 1965-1989".

Cambridge University Press References. "Cambridge - Academic - The United States and Right-Wing Dictatorships, 1965-1989". Cambridge University Press. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

book by David F. Schmitz.

Despite its avowed commitment to liberalism and democracy internationally, the United States has frequently chosen to back repressive or authoritarian regimes in parts of the world.

Despite its avowed commitment to liberalism and democracy internationally, the United States has frequently chosen to back repressive or authoritarian regimes in parts of the world. In this comprehensive examination of American support of right-wing dictatorships, David Schmitz challenges the contention that the democratic impulse has consistently motivated U.S. foreign policy.Compelled by a persistent concern for order and influenced by a paternalistic racism that characterized non-Western peoples as vulnerable to radical ideas, U.S. policymakers viewed authoritarian regimes as the only vehicles for maintaining political stability and encouraging economic growth in nations such as Nicaragua and Iran, Schmitz argues. Expediency overcame ideology, he says, and the United States gained useful--albeit brutal and corrupt--allies who supported American policies and provided a favorable atmosphere for U.S. trade. But such policy was not without its critics and did not remain static, Schmitz notes. Instead, its influence waxed and waned over the course of five decades, until the U.S. interventions in Vietnam marked its culmination.
Brazil
Bought this for a class and it was such a different way of viewing history that I felt I was learning his opinion rather than what actually happened.
Topmen
The title of this book says it all! Highly recommended to everyone who wants to make sense out of current world politics.
Niwield
For anyone who wants to cut through the lies of 'just wars' and 'global cop' or 'the US supports democracy and freedom,' this book is essential. A long, close look at US foreign policy, based mostly on primary sources (presidential libraries), the book tells in the words of the decision-makers the prejudices guiding these wise men directing the course of 'democracy.' Mussolini, the Shah of Iran, Batista, et al., all 'our' allies despite the fact of democratically-elected governments the US had to push out of the way to make way for the strong-arm despots. Schmitz makes a good case that this was all due to paternalism (those little brown/yellow people aren't ready for democracy; anti-communism (the democratically-elected gov'ts the US replaced with dicators generally desired agrarian reform); and simple racism (see paternalism).

They didn't teach me this stuff in school . . .

A great bibliography represents long, hard scholarship, and the index makes this a great reference work.
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