By Alan McPherson
In 1958, indignant Venezuelans attacked vp Richard Nixon in Caracas, beginning a turbulent decade in Latin American-U.S. kin. In Yankee No! Alan McPherson sheds much-needed gentle at the debatable and urgent challenge of anti-U.S. sentiment on the planet. interpreting the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin the USA, McPherson makes a speciality of 3 significant crises: the Cuban Revolution, the 1964 Panama riots, and U.S. intervention within the Dominican Republic. Deftly combining cultural and political research, he demonstrates the transferring and complicated nature of anti-Americanism in each one kingdom and the love-hate ambivalence of so much Latin american citizens towards the USA. whilst emerging panic over "Yankee hating" led Washington to aim to include overseas hostility, the govt displayed an incredibly coherent and constant reaction, preserving an ideological self-confidence that has outlasted a Latin American international relations torn among resentment and admiration of the USA. even if, McPherson warns, U.S. leaders run a superb threat in the event that they proceed to disregard the deeper factors of anti-Americanism. Written with dramatic aptitude, Yankee No! is a well timed, compelling, and punctiliously researched contribution to overseas historical past. (20041201)
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19 Gandarilla’s words were energizing, but not daring. S. power. ”20 Mella rejected the romanticism of Arielism and the moderation of university reforms. He wanted nothing less than full social justice, the death of imperialism, and proletarian dictatorship. Unlike Castro, he never concealed his true goals, and perhaps for that reason he died young. Behind many movements of the 1920s one could ﬁnd Mella. S. ambassador Enoch Crowder’s embarrassing tutelage of Cuban president Alfredo Zayas, Mella called together the First Congress of Cuban Students and became secretary general of the Student Directorate (DFE).
79 Yet trouble continued. 80 As a result of anti-Americanism’s new resonance, the press experimented with a tone of lofty open-mindedness. The Des Moines Register warned that “the anti-American demonstrations around the world cannot be passed off as just the unavoidable price of power and leadership. ] 1. S. forces to move in close to Venezuela in case Nixon needed evacuation. S. citizens—and many Latin Americans—to explain antiAmericanism as a prejudice against representatives of the United States—“th’ uniform”—and not necessarily against speciﬁc persons.
S. leaders could draw from a collective memory imprinted with folktales about the evils committed by Marines during the occupations of the 1910s and 1920s. And some politically active Latin Americans simply found in anti-Americanism a good way to advance their careers and satisfy their desire for struggle and conquest. By the middle of the century, the balance between positive and negative images of the northern neighbor could easily tip to one side or the other. In this gathering storm, individual diplomats could be lightning rods.
Yankee No!: Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations by Alan McPherson