© 1991

Friendly Tyrants

An American Dilemma

  • Editors
  • Daniel Pipes
  • Adam Garfinkle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. A Troubled History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard J. Wiarda
      Pages 3-20
    3. The Forties, Fifties, and Sixties

      1. Adam Garfinkle, Alan H. Luxenberg
        Pages 23-40
      2. Adam Garfinkle
        Pages 63-87
    4. In the Seventies

      1. Paul B. Henze
        Pages 91-108
      2. James Theberge
        Pages 109-129
    5. In the Eighties

  3. Current Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-255
    2. Michael Mandelbaum
      Pages 257-262
    3. Latin Labyrinth

      1. Riordan Roett
        Pages 285-306
      2. Howard J. Wiarda, Carlos Guajardo
        Pages 307-327
    4. East Asian Troubles

    5. African Cases

      1. Richard N. Haass
        Pages 403-420
    6. In the Middle East and Southwest Asia

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 521-542

About this book


What do the South Vietnamese government, the Shah and Ferdinand Marcos have in common? All were allied to the United States; all defied democratic and liberal norms; and all three fell in a blaze, creating problems for the United States. These three cases - and another eighteen more - are the subject of Friendly Tyrants, the first study ever to survey the contentious, persistent problem of U.S. government relations with pro-American authoritarian rulers.


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