Fool's Errands: America's Recent Encounters with Nation Building

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Cato Institute, 2001 - Political Science - 224 pages
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This book cuts through the excuses and uncovers the causes of Washington's pattern of failure.
 

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Contents

Introduction Fools Errands?
1
Somalia If You Liked Beirut Youll Love Mogadishu
25
Haiti Voodoo Nation Building
55
Bosnia The Making of a Potemkin State
85
Kosovo False Peace Futile Mission
123
Conclusion A Moratorium on Nation Building?
157
Notes
171
Index
217
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Page 3 - I will not empower an Assistant Secretary of the Navy to draft a constitution for helpless neighbors in the West Indies and jam it down their throats at the point of bayonets borne by United States marines.
Page 10 - And that is that while there may well be a great deal of ethnic and religious conflict in the world — some of it might break out into wars — that whether within or beyond the borders of a country...
Page 5 - Third, we must counter the aggression — and support the liberalization — of states hostile to democracy and markets. Fourth, we need to pursue our humanitarian agenda not only by providing aid but also by working to help democracy and market economies take root in regions of greatest humanitarian concern.

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