At War in Nicaragua: The Reagan Doctrine and the Politics of Nostalgia

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HarperCollins, Jan 1, 1987 - Nicaragua - 211 pages
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Contents

OBSESSED WITH NICARAGUA
1
THE DIRTY LITTLE WAR
29
GLOBAL ISSUES
80
NICARAGUAS APPEAL AND THE WORLD
91
WORLD ORDER
120
ISSUES AND DILEMMAS
143
CHARTING THE FUTURE
163
Source Notes
193
Index
203
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Page x - Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation...
Page 141 - Every state has the sovereign and inalienable right to choose its economic system as well as its political, social and cultural systems in accordance with the will of its people, without outside interference, coercion or threat in any form whatsoever.
Page 89 - They do not disturb the habitual rhythms of work and leisure, habitual places of residence, habitual patterns of family and personal relations.
Page 48 - The national security of all the Americas is at stake in Central America. If we cannot defend ourselves there, we cannot expect to prevail elsewhere. Our credibility would collapse, our alliances would crumble, and the safety of our homeland would be put in jeopardy.
Page 18 - We should cease to talk about vague— and for the Far East— unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization.
Page 149 - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
Page 32 - America, find that the policies and actions of the Government of Nicaragua constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

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E. Bradford Burns, a native Iowan, was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of many books and articles.  His book "The Unwritten Alliance "received the Bolton Prize in 1967; his essay " Ideology in Nineteenth Century Latin American Historiography" won the Hubert Herring Award in 1979; and the Brazilian government has awarded him the Order of Rio-Branco.

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