By David F. Schmitz
Development on Schmitz's previous paintings, Thank God they are on our facet, this can be an exam of yankee coverage towards right-wing dictatorships from the Nineteen Sixties to the tip of the chilly conflict. in the course of the Twenties American leaders built a coverage of aiding authoritarian regimes simply because they have been noticeable as strong, anti-communist, and capitalist. After 1965, besides the fact that, American aid for those regimes turned a contested factor. The Vietnam struggle served to undercut the good judgment and reason of helping right-wing dictators. by means of systematically studying US aid for right-wing dictatorships in Africa, Latin the USA, Europe, and Asia, and bringing jointly those disparate episodes, this booklet examines the endurance of older attitudes, the hot debates caused by means of the Vietnam struggle, and the efforts to lead to alterations and an finish to automated US help for authoritarian regimes.