Cultural Literacy: The Monroe Doctrine

If you scroll down one post below this one, you’ll find another Cultural Literacy worksheet on Manifest Destiny. To add a corollary to that, here is another Cultural Literacy worksheet, this one on the Monroe Doctrine.

It is this policy, I think, that has led the United States into making common cause with vicious tyrants across Latin America, but particularly General Augusto Pinochet, Rafael Trujillo, three members of the Somoza Family, and the genocidal Guatemalan strongman, Efrain Rios Montt–and calling him genocidal is no exaggeration, reader, as this particular moral cretin was on trial for genocide when he died.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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