No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western by Brian Loveman

By Brian Loveman

Dismantling the myths of usa isolationism and exceptionalism, No greater Law is a sweeping background and research of yankee coverage towards the Western Hemisphere and Latin the US from independence to the current. From the nation's earliest days, argues Brian Loveman, U.S. leaders seen and taken care of Latin the US as a crucible within which to check overseas coverage and from which to extend American international impression. Loveman demonstrates how the most doctrines and regulations followed for the Western Hemisphere have been exported, with variations, to different international areas because the usa pursued its self-defined worldwide mission.

No better Law finds the interaction of household politics and overseas situations that formed key American overseas regulations from U.S. independence to the 1st decade of the twenty-first century. This revisionist view considers the influence of slavery, racism, ethnic detoxing opposed to local american citizens, debates on immigration, exchange and price lists, the ancient progress of the military-industrial complicated, and political corruption as serious dimensions of yankee politics and overseas policy.

Concluding with an epilogue at the Obama management, Loveman weaves jointly the complicated heritage of U.S. household politics and overseas coverage to accomplish a broader historic figuring out of yank expansionism, militarism, imperialism, and international objectives in addition to novel insights into the demanding situations dealing with American policymakers initially of the twenty-first century.

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