Kinzer Essay - Kinzer Essay Throughout the 20th century and...

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Kinzer Essay Throughout the 20 th century and into the beginning of the 21 st , the United States repeatedly used its military power, and that of its secret services, to overthrow governments that refused to protect American interests. Each time, it cloaked its intervention in the rheortic of national security and liberation. In most cases, however, it acted mainly for economic reasons-specifically, to establish, promote, and defend the right of Americans to do business around the world without interference. The United States rose to great power at the same time that multinational corporations were emerging as a decisive force in world affairs. These corporations came to expect government to act on their behalf abroad, even to the extreme of overthrowing uncooperative foreign leaders. Successive presidents have agreed that this is a good way to promote American Interests. The US overthrows governments for the most elemental reason, which is to get more of whatever is good to have. In the modern world, corporations are the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ITS 201 taught by Professor Copp during the Spring '07 term at Miami University.

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Kinzer Essay - Kinzer Essay Throughout the 20th century and...

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