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America's Other War: Terrorizing Colombia

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
'Colombia is the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the hemisphere. The sources are deeply rooted in Colombia's own history, and in policies of the hegemonic power that are no less deeply rooted in its own history and institutions. This study provides a uniquely perceptive analysis of the tragic interaction, and its far-reaching implications for understanding the past and t ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Zed Books
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Not your typical textbook description of post-WWII American policy. Stokes contends that the U.S.'s reasons for getting involved in South American politics was not to contain communism during the cold war, nor was it to curve cocaine use during Reagan's presidency. And as the war on terror takes place within Colombia, Stokes argues that this is yet another façade so the U.S. may gain support to secure an abundant oil supply.
Is it wrong of me to love revisionist history so much? The first half of the book is mostly touching on U.S. policy in Latin America as a whole. When he does get into Colombia, it becomes interesting, but doesn't get deep enough for someone new to the country. Blending it with the other book on Colombia that I've already read, though, makes for a decent read.
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