In 1958, offended Venezuelans attacked vp Richard Nixon in Caracas, commencing a turbulent decade in Latin American-U.S. family members. In Yankee No! Alan McPherson sheds much-needed gentle at the arguable and urgent challenge of anti-U.S. sentiment within the world.
Examining the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin the United States, McPherson makes a speciality of 3 significant crises: the Cuban Revolution, the 1964 Panama riots, and U.S. intervention within the Dominican Republic. Deftly combining cultural and political research, he demonstrates the moving and complicated nature of anti-Americanism in each one state and the love-hate ambivalence of so much Latin american citizens towards the us. whilst emerging panic over "Yankee hating" led Washington to attempt to include international hostility, the govt. displayed an incredibly coherent and constant reaction, retaining an ideological self-confidence that has outlasted a Latin American international relations torn among resentment and admiration of the us.
However, McPherson warns, U.S. leaders run a superb hazard in the event that they proceed to disregard the deeper reasons of anti-Americanism. Written with dramatic aptitude, Yankee No! is a well timed, compelling, and thoroughly researched contribution to overseas history.
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