Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba by David Bernell

By David Bernell

This booklet seeks to handle the roots of the hostility that has characterised the U.S.’ dating with Cuba and has endured for many years, lengthy after the chilly struggle. It solutions the query of why America’s chilly warfare period coverage towards Cuba has now not considerably replaced, regardless of a significantly replaced foreign atmosphere, going past the typical rationalization that American electoral politics and the Cuban foyer force US coverage towards Cuba.

Bernell argues that US international coverage in the direction of Cuba can't be seen as an goal reaction to a suite of demanding situations to US pursuits and ideas, and is best understood as a coverage that's rooted in and expert by means of old understandings of yankee and Cuban identities, that are themselves traditionally contingent. studying a variety of resources together with govt documentation and reputable speeches, this paintings explores the origins and perpetuation of a coverage standpoint that emphasizes Cuban distinction, illegitimacy, and inferiority juxtaposed opposed to American advantage, legitimacy, and superiority.

This paintings may be of serious curiosity to all students people international coverage, diplomacy, and Latin American politics.

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