Past Meets Present: The Cold War's Legacy

Past Meets Present: The Cold War's Legacy

What today's rioters in London might learn from the Cold War's legacy on Caribbean nations. How domestic and international policy and public opinions can be manipulated to win one's own advantage...

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union saw the Caribbean as a key battleground. But while Washington and Moscow competed for ideological supremacy in the 1960s, the leaders of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic were manipulating outside support to their own advantage. How a decade of corruption, violence and revolution left a lasting impact on the Caribbean.


Alex von Tunzelmann

Author, "Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean" (Henry Holt)

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