Turning the tide : U.S. intervention in Central America and the struggle for peace /
Noam Chomsky.
Boston, Mass. : South End Press, c1985.
298 p. ; 22 cm.
0896082660 (pbk.) :
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Boston, Mass. : South End Press, c1985.
0896082660 (pbk.) :
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 255-291.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1986-04-01:
The author, well-known for his criticism of the U.S. government's Vietnam policy in the 1960s, here turns his attention to Central America. The text wavers between a political broadside and a scholarly analysis of our policy towards the region in the larger context of our Cold War posture and conservative tendencies. Other sources have already better documented the inconsistencies between our purported values and policies abroad, and our support of human rights abuses. The Central American focus is diffused by the emphasis on domestic political conservatism, a connection not particularly well drawn. For special collections only. Roderic A. Camp., Latin American Studies Dept., Central Coll., Pella, Ia. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
Taking a historical perspective, Chomsky argues for immediate US withdrawal from Central America. Turning the Tide brings together analytic rigour and passionate moral commitment.
Main Description
Shows how U.S. Central American policies implement broader US economic, military, and social aims even while describing their impact on the lives of people in Central America.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Free World Vignettesp. 3
The Fifth Freedomp. 43
Patterns of Interventionp. 85
The Race to Destructionp. 171
The Challenge Aheadp. 221
Footnotesp. 255
Indexp. 293
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