Beautifully written and engaging, The Last Good Neighbor offers a history of Mexico that is at once local and global, international and transnational. It is required reading for anyone interested in Mexican politics and foreign relations in the long sixties, within the Americas and beyond. In positioning Mexico at the heart of the global sixties, Eric Zolov adds significantly to our understanding of Latin America's relationship with the Third World during the Cold War.
The Last Good Neighbor is the best and deepest account of Mexican politics and foreign relations in those key years of transition from the late 50s to the early 60s. It is the result of Eric Zolov's long years of work in these areas, and that deep knowledge shows in his deft combination of political and cultural analysis.