Saul Landau, author of the article “Repudiating the Monroe Doctrine,” discusses the history of the Monroe Doctrine from its origin in 1823 to the present, the little known reciprocity that the U.S. would not meddle in European spheres of influence if the European colonial nations did the same in the Western hemisphere, the evolution of U.S. power projection from military force to CIA-led coups to the IMF and neoliberal wealth schemes, the total failure of the war on drugs and the increasing rejection of U.S. influence in Central and South American countries.
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Saul Landau is a senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Professor Emeritus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is the author of A Bush & Botox World: Travels Through Bush’s America, a commentator for Pacifica Radio and an award winning filmmaker.