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The Resource The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989, David F. Schmitz

The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989, David F. Schmitz

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The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989
Title
The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989
Statement of responsibility
David F. Schmitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Building on David Schmitz's earlier work, Thank God They're on Our Side, this is an examination of American policy toward right-wing dictatorships from the 1960s to the end of the Cold War. During the 1920s, American leaders developed a policy of supporting authoritarian regimes because they were seen as stable, anticommunist, and capitalist. After 1965, however, American support for these regimes became a contested issue. The Vietnam War served to undercut the logic and rationale of supporting right-wing dictators. By systematically examining U.S. support for right-wing dictatorships in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia and bringing together these disparate episodes, this book examines the persistence of older attitudes, the new debates brought about by the Vietnam War, and the efforts to bring about changes and an end to automatic U.S. support for authoritarian regimes."--BOOK JACKET
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Schmitz, David F
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Dictators
  • Totalitarianism
  • United States
Label
The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989, David F. Schmitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
No acceptable alternative : Mobutu in the Congo -- Degrading freedom : the Johnson administration and right-wing dictatorships -- Madmen : Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and the quest for order -- Morality and diplomacy : the Church Committee and post-Vietnam foreign policy -- A fundamental tenet of foreign policy : Jimmy Carter and human rights -- What is the alternative? : the Reagan Doctrine and authoritarian regimes
Control code
000028249446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780521678537
Label
The United States and right-wing dictatorships, 1965-1989, David F. Schmitz
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
No acceptable alternative : Mobutu in the Congo -- Degrading freedom : the Johnson administration and right-wing dictatorships -- Madmen : Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and the quest for order -- Morality and diplomacy : the Church Committee and post-Vietnam foreign policy -- A fundamental tenet of foreign policy : Jimmy Carter and human rights -- What is the alternative? : the Reagan Doctrine and authoritarian regimes
Control code
000028249446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780521678537

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