THE CARIBBEAN DANGER ZONE by Fred J. Rippy

THE CARIBBEAN DANGER ZONE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This seemed to me an easier book for the general reader than Roberts' The Caribbean (see page 356). It is more timely, in its approach to the history of the Caribbean Islands from the angle of totalitarianism, of instability, of strategic importance to this country. The author surveys our policy towards these islands -- and the Central and South American mainland, and defines our present policy as dominion, to the extent of preventing domination of other powers. He gives an adequate background of history and politics and economics; he analyzes Europe's share in shaping those policies; he puts less stress (and less space) on the permanent aspects of the subject than does Roberts, but keys his material to immediate consideration.

Publisher: Putnam