Author: Carlos Midence.
In his book, Carlos Midence, Nicaragua’s ambassador to Spain, stops to retrace the transition of the old English “thirteen colonies” in the north-east of the United States from their founding republican form to an imperial power of global scope, the like of which had never been seen before in history.
Atilio Boron, Argentinean sociologist, political scientist and writer, Doctor of Political Science from Harvard University and professor at the University of Buenos Aires and researcher at CONICET, prefaces the book and comments: “And the countries of Our America, as is well portrayed in The Complex Relations between the United States and Latin America, suffer more than any other from the impact of this transformation. While the book has a scope that includes all lands south of the Rio Bravo, there is a special emphasis on the case of Nicaragua, a country the author rightly considers the “paradigm of an attacked country”. Midence’s analysis does not fall into “victimhood” but attempts to go beyond that position which, it is worth emphasising, does little to improve our understanding of our subjection to US imperialism. That is why he reviews the numerous mechanisms through which US imperialism has established its domination over a large part of the world, avoiding falling into the deficit of those analyses focused almost exclusively on the economic or military dimensions of the domination exercised by the United States on our countries, neglecting other components, usually assimilated to “soft power”, which are ideally examined in this book. In short, this book makes a fundamental contribution to a better understanding of the many ways in which the countries of Our America have suffered from -and resisted- imperial arrogance”.
Binding: Soft cover
Publisher: SIAL PIGMALIÓN
RPP: 24 euros