By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 29, 2023
David Swanson is the author of the new book The Monroe Doctrine at 200 and What to Replace It With.
We’re often taught that the Monroe Doctrine wasn’t acted on until decades after its articulation, or that it wasn’t acted on as a license for imperialism until it was altered or reinterpreted by later generations. This is not false, but it is overstated. One of the reasons that it is overstated is the same reason that we’re sometimes taught