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Shattered Hope

That may serve as a guide for future generations Readers will come away with an understanding of the foundation of a great historical tragedy Saul Landau The Progressive Gleijeses's academic rigor does not prevent him from creating an accessible lucid almost journalistic account of an episode whose tragic conseuences still reverberate Paul Kantz Commonwea another masterpiece of Gleijeses

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The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution In no other Central American country was US intervention so decisive and so ruinous charges Piero Gleijeses Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed A banana republic tries to gain some autonomy and actually starts to do some wonderful things for the rural Maya a group every reform seems to miss and eventually ends up paying for others mistakes or indifference And as soon as these things start to happen the United States under the guise of getting rid of this communist beachhead in the Western hemisphere plots and overthrows the president Arbenz Really the US just gets along better with dictators because they do what is expected of a Latin American country put the natural resources at the disposal of foreign companies and keep the masses in line with brutality It was amazing how familiar the stump speech was of what America would consider a threat to its homeland and how it would endeavor on a pre emptive strike

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On no single convenient villain Extensively researched and written with conviction and passion this study analyzes the history and downfall of what seems in retrospect to have been Guatemala's best government the short lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz overthrown in 1954 by a CIA orchestrated coup Foreign Affairs Piero Gleijeses offers a historical road map Great use of historical documents to make the case of Eisenhower s decision to overthrow Arbenz was due to fear of communism spreading to the Western hemipshere than the desire of United Fruit Company of Boston Mass


9 thoughts on “Shattered Hope

  1. says:

    An incredible evocative read Gleijeses blurs the line between history and investigative reporting delivering a clear eyed account of the rise and fall of Jacobo Arbenz He lays bare the depths which anti communist propaganda and corporate kowtow

  2. says:

    A banana republic tries to gain some autonomy and actually starts to do some wonderful things for the rural Maya a group every reform seems to miss and eventually ends up paying for others mistakes or indifference And as soon as these things start to happen the United States under the guise of getting rid of this

  3. says:

    Fairly detailed account of the decade immediately following WW2 during which Guatemala moved towards agrarian reform that smelled too strongl

  4. says:

    Great use of historical documents to make the case of Eisenhower's decision to overthrow Arbenz was due to fear of communism spreading to the Western hemipshere than the desire of United Fruit Company of Boston Mass

  5. says:

    Good narrative about history of Guatemala in the 40 60s Devestatingly depressing about American FoPo

  6. says:

    Overall Piero Gleijeses has done an excellent job in his post mortem analysis of the murdered Guatemalan Revolution of Jacobo Arbenz Mr Gleijeses' other works are also of eually excellent caliberHere comes the however I disagree wit

  7. says:

    This day in history in 1944 Juan José Arévalos became the first democratically elected president of Guatemala inaugurating a period that became known as the Ten Years of Spring This era of profound social transformation and political openness was brutally interrupted 10 years later in the CIA orchestrated coup against Jacobo Árbenz Shattered Hope The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States 1944 1954 by P

  8. says:

    A red or pink interpretation of the fall of the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán It reads like a survey but it's nonetheless a strong monograph

  9. says:

    another masterpiece of Gleijeses

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