The Good Neighbor Policy and Authoritarianism in Paraguay

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The Good Neighbor Policy and Authoritarianism in Paraguay

By Michael Grow
Regents Press of Kansas, 1981
163 pp. $20.00
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A balanced and interesting account of the pursuit of self-interest by both Paraguay and the United States in the 1930s, stressing "mutual opportunism" and "reciprocal exploitation." Long-range cost-benefit calculations determined wartime alignments, and if the Roosevelt Administration's policy differed from its predecessors' in its patterns of expansion and intervention, it did so mostly in its use of foreign aid as an instrument of hegemony.

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