Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations

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Michael J. LaRosa, Frank O. Mora
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Political Science - 371 pages
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The history of U.S.-Latin American relations has been marked by a complex fusion of tension, misperception, intervention, and cooperation. Providing a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive reader traces the troubled relationship from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the post-9/11 period. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition of Neighborly Adversaries includes original essays on critically important issues such as immigration and the environment. In addition, a new section helps students of history, political science, and international relations understand the most important themes and topics that unify and divide the United States and Latin American nations today. The readings are framed by the editors' opening chapter on the history of the relationship, introductory essays for each part, and abstracts for each selection. Methodologically interdisciplinary, yet comparative and historical in organization and structure, this collection will benefit students and specialists of Latin America's complex historical, social, and political relationship with its northern neighbor. Contributions by: Luisa Angrisani, Laura Avila, Bruce M. Bagley, Samuel Flagg Bemis, Cole Blasier, Jorge G. Castaneda, Richard L. Harris, Lance R. Ingwersen, Wesley Ingwersen, George Kennan, Stephen Kinzer, Lester D. Langley, Michael LaRosa, Jerome Levinson, Alan Luxenberg, Frank O. Mora, Gaston Nerval, Juan de Onis, Robert Pastor, Dexter Perkins, Fredrick Pike, Jose Enrique Rodo, Riordan Roett, Elihu Root, Steven Schlesinger, Michael Shifter, Josiah Strong, Juan G. Tokatlian, Roger R. Trask, Arturo Valenzuela, Woodrow Wilson, and Bryce Wood."

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Utter drivel. The writers couldn't hold themselves back from some (unrelated) good old-fashioned jew-baiting
page 36
"the time came when jews had the chance to avenge the decades and centuries in
which they suffered rejection ... the jews of israel took to depicting Arabs as primitive and tribal, brutal and bloodthirsty. ... less than human predators. .. lusting after pure and refined jewish women... jewish stereotypes of Arabs resemble those that Americans attached to negroes. .."
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Michael LaRosa is associate professor of history at Rhodes College. Frank O. Mora, formerly professor of national security strategy at the National War College, National Defense University, is deputy assistant secretary of defense—western hemisphere.

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