Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America
Walter LaFeber, Tisch Distinguished University Professor and M U Noll Professor of History Emeritus Walter LaFeber
W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - Political Science - 452 pages
This book explains the history of US/Central American relations, explaining why these countries have remained so overpopulated, illiterate and violent; and why US government notions of economic and military security combine to keep in place a system of Central American dependency. This second edition is updated to include new material covering the Reagan and Bush years, and the Iran/Contra affair.
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This book is a good sources for my Capstone Project.
If the historic artifacts presented in this book were evidence in a court case against the United States for (Every Crime Possible), it would not look good for the United States.
It was an amazing read but not easy. It's loaded with hard to digest facts considering what we were taught and always believed in the US.
e.g. I always respected Dwight Eisenhower as an honorable man and admired Allen Dulles as the nations first spy. Both were professional warriors.
Now I see Eisenhower as a willing Imperialist and Dulles as a mass murder mercenary.
Some people will not be able to or want to read it.
Some will deny the facts contained in the book and say it didn't happen that way.
Some, who didn't know the whole story, will get it and it will make a difference in their lives.
ANOVERVIEW OF THE SYSTEM
SETTING UPTHE SYSTEM
The Misshaping of Central America
Paying the Price of Stability
The United States Destroys a Court
Costa Rica and the
The Carter Approach
Bases for Christ and Other
The System Overthrown
Oligarchs Fall Colonels Rise Revolution Spreads
Turning a Country into a Cemetery
Main Girder in the Bridge
The Turning Point
Reagan and the Militarization of Policy
Creating the New Nicaragua
MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM
The Clash at Bogotá
Militarizing the Good Neighbors
Nixon and the Wobbling of the System 195459
The Turn in the Cold War and the Eisenhower Response
UPDATING THE SYSTEM
5000 Little Dictatorsand Revolutionaries
The Alliances Proud Model
The Transformation of a Banana Republic
Degradation of a Democracy
Fall of the Alliance and the Rise of Romantic
Using the Military to Avoid 1776
Domination by Force Eliminates a Lot of Ticklish
Novak and Reaganomics for Latin Americans
The Outside Threats
The 198384 Crisis V Reagan the C I A and the Origins of
Refitting the Aircraft Carrier
Hobsons Choice 3 19
REARRANGING THE REMAINS OF THE SYSTEM
General Custer in Diplomatic Drag
Costa Rica and the Arias Peace
Coming to Terms with a Rearranged System
Expanding the Killing Fields
Theyre Poor Here Theyll Be Better Off
Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua
Roger N. Lancaster
Limited preview - 1994