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Talons of the Eagle

Talons of the Eagle - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0195320480

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ISBN13: 978-0195320480
ISBN10: 0195320484
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2008
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Talons of the Eagle - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195320480

Peter H. Smith

ISBN13: 978-0195320480
ISBN10: 0195320484
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a new international regime emerged and profoundly transformed inter-American affairs. In the third edition of Talons of the Eagle: Latin America, the United States, and the World, Peter H. Smith places this devastating event into its full historical context by offering a vivid portrayal of U.S.-Latin American relations from the early nineteenth century to the present. A new section, "The War on Terror," examines the impact of 9/11 on the United States and Latin America, with a focus on George W. Bush's Latin American policy. Smith also analyzes Latin American reactions and responses to the U.S.--and to the rest of the world--in these complex and troubling times. Throughout, this provocative text casts new light on such contemporary issues as economic integration, drug trafficking, undocumented migration, and the rise of Latin America's "new left." Rather than concentrating solely on U.S. policy, Smith addresses the structural relationships between the two regions by focusing on international systems, the distribution of power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests. Designed explicitly for classroom use, this new edition integrates photographs, political cartoons, charts, and tables directly into the text. To further enliven the subject, anecdotal sidebars highlight such incendiary and discussion-worthy topics as the origins of anti-imperialist sentiment in Latin America, Che Guevara's hopes for continental revolution, Ronald Reagan's denunciation of communist threats in Central America, George W. Bush's justifications for the war in Iraq, and Hugo Chvez's anti-Bush remarks at the United Nations. Deftly researched and thoughtfully composed, this text is ideal for general courses in Latin American history and politics as well as courses in U.S. foreign policy and inter-American relations. Timely and topical, Talons of the Eagle, Third Edition, presents an eminent scholar's perspective on the interaction between global trends and inter-American affairs--a subject that has become crucially important in our recent history.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Global Politics and U.S.-Latin American Relations I. The Imperial Era

1. The European Game

2. The Gospel of Democracy

3. Latin America: Responses to Imperialism II. The Cold War

4. Closing Ranks and Making Friends

5. Crushing Enemies

6. Latin America: Fighting the Cold War III. Decade of Uncertainty

7. Superpower Economics

8. Illicit Flows and Military Force

9. Latin America: In Quest of Alternatives IV. The War on Terror

10. George Bush and Latin America

11. Latin America: Exploring Unexpected Opportunities

12. Can There Be Policy Alternatives?

Conclusion: Structure and Change in U.S.-Latin American Relations

A Guide to Further Reading

Notes

Index