In This Review

Confronting The Third World: United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1980

Confronting The Third World: United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1980
By Gabriel Kolko
332 pp, Pantheon, 1988
Purchase

A well-known historian and critic of American capitalism argues that a futile drive for economic hegemony is the central characteristic of U.S. policy toward the Third World and above all toward Latin America. By creating repressive local surrogates and concentrating the ownership of production the United States has brought about the revolutionary conditions which have been its undoing.