Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Dealing with Dictators by Ernest R. May

The United States continues to proclaim its support for democracy and its opposition to tyranny, but American presidents often have supported dictators who have allied themselves with the United States. This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in US dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity.Dealing with Dictators offers in-depth analysis of six cases: the United States and China, 1945-1948; UN intervention in the Congo, 1960-1965; the overthrow of the Shah of Iran; US relations with the Somoza regime in Nicaragua; the fall of Marcos in the Philippines; and US policy toward Iraq, 1988-1990. The authors' fascinating and revealing accounts shed new light on critical episodes in US foreign policy and provide a basis for understanding the dilemmas that US decision makers confronted. The chapters do not focus on whether US leaders made the "right" or "wrong" decisions, but instead seek to deepen our understanding of how uncertainty permeated the process and whether decision makers and their aides asked the right questions. This approach makes the book invaluable to scholars and students of government and history, and to readers interested in the general subject of how intelligence analysis interacts with policymaking.

Buy Dealing with Dictators by Ernest R. May from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262633246
ISBN-10: 0262633248
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x 13mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Dealing with Dictators by Ernest R. May

Book Reviews - Dealing with Dictators by Ernest R. May

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dealing with Dictators book by Ernest R. May and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Ernest R. May

Michael Creswell is an assistant professor of history at Florida StateUniversity.

Books By Ernest R. May

Knowing One's Enemies by Ernest R. May
Hardback, April 2016
History and Neorealism by Ernest R. May
Hardback, September 2010
Strange Victory by Ernest R. May
Paperback, December 2009
9/11 Commission Report by Ernest R. May
Paperback, February 2007