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Posted June 11, 2003
Challenges current USA foreign policy
Author Amy Chua knows that her thesis will clash with the prevailing view in the USA...that all the world needs now is more capitalism and democracy ... and most of their problems will go away. But as Chua logically conveys, most developing countries are not prepared for instant democracy (US foreign policy promotes national elections as the 'stamp' of democracy... it took the USA nearly 140 years to include 50 % (women) in our national elections....and we expect others to do it within months! Chua's evidence of select few people controlling the economy of most developing countries is accurate and they are the ones who benefit from IMF, World Bank and other financial institutions loan conditions. One message, not mentioned explicitly in Chua's book, is that the USA should carefully examine its current condition of capitalism (Enron, Arthur Anderson and all the other corporations) and democracy (only fifty percent participate in national elections)where our election of executive and legislative members of govt. are financed by corporations.... Think outside of the box and examine what Chua is really saying...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.