Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
South End Press, 1985 - Political Science - 298 pages
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.
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Turning the tide: U. S. intervention in Central America and the struggle for peaceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 ... Read full review
This books is mostly fiction. Noam Chomsky does have an imagination but I didn't appreciate how he manipulates and skews information to try and prove his thesis. Moreover, the book is written in a somewhat sleepy fashion. Boring.
In response to the reviewer who wrote, "...actually many of those Guatemalans just walked across Mexico, not that they were planning to go to the US, but just trying to find a place to live and work, and ended up in Florida", Americans don't owe anything to Guatemalans. Americans have enough personal responsibilities without an extra burden from Guatemalans. Guatemalans should settle their own disputes in their own country - Guatemala. " just trying to find a place to live and work"?, aww, pobrecitos. Mexico not good enough for Guatemalans? No jobs in Mexico? Then Guatemalans should revive, create or simply help the economy in Mexico just like Europeans created an economy in the US through blood, sweat,tears, ingenuity and leadership.