The Killing Zone has 71 ratings and 11 reviews. Author Stephen G. Rabe, a leading authority in the field, argues that the sense of joy and accomplishment that. The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America, Stephen , New York: Oxford University Press, pp. – Volume 46 Issue 3. Rabe, Stephen G. The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America. New York: Oxford University Press, xxxvii + pages. Paper.

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Chris Keyes rated it it was amazing May 26, I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the subject out of pure thirst for knowledge or looking for a solid secondary resource for research. The book has some good analysis, both in its factual basis and what it derives from those facts, though a few parts miss some of the nuances that scholars have pointed out in some pretty major works.

When we influence other countries politics it’s okay but when they minipulate ours it’s not okay?

Anyone interested in political science, foreign affairs, or just curious about zlne shenanigans that America got up to during the Cold War might find this work interesting. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Through the use of the CIA stephfn covert military operations, Rabe argues that the United States helped to overthrow and weaken these countries through the financial-backing of rebel groups and repressive regimes.

It put everything into perspective and I got more out of the book than the class lectures prof was not great at that.

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Those sections should’ve been first, especially because they inform what happened during the rest of the s and after. According to the author, many of the American-backed rebel groups relied heavily on terrorism, murder, assassinations, torture, and bribery to maintain power and control over their citizens. More importantly, was the fight against Communism always righteous? I didn’t always love Rabe’s tone here We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.


So, I would probably like this book since I tend to like books that affirm what I already believe anyway. Rabe’s justifiably enough angry about U. Did you learn anything after reading this book?

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The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America by Stephen G. Rabe

View all 3 comments. Paperbackpages. Michael Feehly rated it it was amazing Dec 17, It can be hard for many American’s to admit that we have had less than clean hands in our dealings with other nations; though with Snowden’s “revelations” teh likely gets easier everyday.

It’s very accessible for an average reader without losing scholarly integrity. Administration after administration propping up horrendous regimes and secretly ki,ling “anti-communist” troops, which actually turned out to be basically just death squads.

Open Preview See a Problem? Dictatorship, authoritarianism, the methodical abuse of human rights, and campaigns of state terrorism characterized life in Latin America between and No trivia or quizzes yet. For example, Ariel Armony showed in that the Contras in Nicaragua were actually created by the Argentine military dictatorship and picked up by the Reagan administration, rather than being a creation of the Reagan administration as is implied on Page This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service.


Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. Karen rated it liked it Nov 12, We often supported dictators of the worst kind if they were opposed to communism.

Moreover, Rabe often provides an uneven killong of various subjects throughout this work as well. Does Rabe organize his work in a logical and convincing manner? Olivia Fernandes rated it really liked it Jul 05, Does this help or hinder his overall argument?

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Selective history of Latin America during the Cold War. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. Lists with This Book.

And he is clearly trying really hard to dismiss any actual connections between the Soviets and these Latin American countries, which is a little silly when it comes to Cuba, since not only did the Soviets put nuclear missiles there but Castro recommended nuking the US! This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal.

Oxford University Press, It’s pretty quick at only pages, but does a good job of summarizing events and providing an easy to follow timeline of those events. Some information I hadn’t picked up elsewhere, but nothing that establishes it as the standard.