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Arms and Politics in Latin America

reviewed by Phil C. Lange - 1961

coverTitle: Arms and Politics in Latin America
Author(s): E. Lieuwen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Lieuwen's topic is really the Latin American policies of the United States and the extent to which military considerations play such a permanent part in these policies. He views as anachronistic most of the military emphasis and terminology. The first half of this book traces the history of militarism in the politics of each of the Latin American countries; the last half deals directly with U. S. foreign policy in Latin America. A selected annotated bibliography is appended. Few readers will take issue with his historical summaries. It is in the assumptions and analyses of the current scene and future developments that some readers will take exception. Some questions imply Lieuwen's answer: "Is the United States in pursuing its supposed hemispheric security goals, interfering with normal social evolution of the Latin American peoples, and, if so, how long can it continue to do so?" Some readers will feel that Lieuwen underestimated... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 8, 1961, p. 662-662
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3300, Date Accessed: 5/13/2021 2:34:37 AM

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