Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile

Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile

by Lubna Z. Qureshi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739126563

ISBN-13: 9780739126561

Pub. Date: 12/21/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

In the thirty-five years since the violent overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has vehemently denied U.S. involvement. Almost with the same breath, Kissinger suggests that the democratically elected Allende represented Soviet aggression in Latin America, therefore posing a threat to the United States' physical

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Overview

In the thirty-five years since the violent overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has vehemently denied U.S. involvement. Almost with the same breath, Kissinger suggests that the democratically elected Allende represented Soviet aggression in Latin America, therefore posing a threat to the United States' physical security. Newly released documents reveal the Nixon administration's efforts to undermine Allende, while indicating that Nixon and Kissinger did not believe the socialist regime in Santiago endangered the United States or even had close ties to Moscow. The White House feared that the Chilean experiment would encourage other Latin American countries to challenge U.S. hegemony. Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende explores the president's cultural and intellectual prejudices against Latin America and the economic pressures that induced action against Allende.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739126561
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
420,507
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Nixon and Latin America Chapter 3 Early U.S.-Chilean Relations Chapter 4 Opposing the Election: 1970 Chapter 5 Undermining the Chilean Experiment: 1971 Chapter 6 Allende's Fall: 1972-1973 Chapter 7 Afterword: Two American Victims

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