Realismo Perferico: Fundamentos Para La Nueva Politica Exterior Argentina

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Realismo Perferico: Fundamentos Para La Nueva Politica Exterior Argentina

By Carlos Escudé
Planeta, 1992
292 pp.
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After years of iconoclastic insistence that Argentina's independent (and often anti-U.S.) foreign policy was delusionary and self-destructive, the author is now serving as an adviser to an Argentine foreign minister who largely accepts the basic thesis that the only realistic policy for a peripheral country like Argentina is "one that helps to attract investments and positive relations with banks and international financial organizations," and that Argentina should therefore seek alignment with the United States. Written with verve, passion and self-confidence, this volume may well overstate its argument, but it articulates an important and influential current, relevant beyond Argentina. A significant work.