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Gullible superpower : U.S. support for bogus foreign democratic movements

Author: Ted Galen Carpenter
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alleged pro-democracy activists around the world are remarkably adept at telling American leaders exactly what they wish to hear. Their goal: winning crucial diplomatic, economic, and military support from the United States. As powerfully detailed in this book, this tactic has often led U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders to support causes that have stained America's honor or resulted in tragic consequences. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Galen Carpenter
ISBN: 9781944424923 194442492X
OCLC Number: 1052904301
Description: x, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A tradition of caution betrayed --
The Nicaraguan contras: the "moral equal of America's founders"? --
The Afghan Mujahideen: holy warriors, not freedom fighters --
Jonas Savimbi: the Reagan doctrine's greatest embarrassment --
Washington empowers a ruthless Kosovo army --
Color revolutions produce bleak outcomes --
The Iraqi National Congress cons Washington into war --
More suspect freedom fighters: Iran's MEK --
The Obama administration's calamitous crusade in Libya --
Washington backs Ukraine's murky Maidan revolution --
Into the Syrian maelstrom and another frustrating search for elusive freedom fighters --
America needs a new policy of skepticism and restraint.
Responsibility: Ted Galen Carpenter.

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Gullible Superpower examines the most prominent cases in which well-meaning Americans have supported misguided policies to aid highly questionable individuals, organizations, and movements. A dismal  Read more...

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