The Most Dangerous Area in the World

The Most Dangerous Area in the World : John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America

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In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the formation of the Alliance for Progress, a programme dedicated to creating prosperous, socially-just, democratic societies throughout Latin America. Despite spending $20 billion in pursuit of the Alliance's goals, Latin American economies barely grew, Latin American societies remained inequitable, and 16 extra-constitutional changes of government rocked the region. In this analysis, the author aims to explain why Kennedy's grand plan for Latin America proved to be such a policy failure. He investigates the nature of Kennedy's intense anti-Communist crusade and explores the convictions that drove him to fight the Cold War throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, a region he repeatedly referred to as ""the most dangerous area in the world"".
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 147.32 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Chapel Hill, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 080784764X
  • 9780807847640
  • 1,587,503

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Argues that JFK s Alliance for Progress failed because of his determination to fight the Cold War throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
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[This book] should help shape the ongoing, often intense, debate over Kennedy and the pivotal U.S. policies in the 1960s.Walter LaFeber, Cornell University �This book� should help shape the ongoing, often intense, debate over Kennedy and the pivotal U.S. policies in the 1960s.Walter LaFeber, Cornell University "[This book] should help shape the ongoing, often intense, debate over Kennedy and the pivotal U.S. policies in the 1960s.Walter LaFeber, Cornell University"
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About Stephen G. Rabe

STEPHEN G. RABE is professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas and author or coauthor of several books, including The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America.
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