Intervention in Vietnam and Central America: Parallels and Differences

Authors

  • Noam Chomsky

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-037-04-1985-08_1

Keywords:

History, Imperialism

Abstract

If you take any two historical events and you ask whether there are similarities and differences, the answer is always going to be both "yes" and "no." At some sufficiently fine level of detail there will be differences, and at some sufficiently abstract level there will be similarities. The question we want to ask in the two cases we are considering, Central America and Vietnam, is whether the level at which there are similarities is, in fact, a significant one. And I think the answer is that it is.

Published

1985-09-01

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Section

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