U.S. Sponsored Coup in Brazil?

Sixty years ago modernization theory, which was very prevalent in U.S. courses in Sociology, Political Science and Geopolitics, claimed that each nation sets its own course in political development. What’s happening right now in Brazil is a good example of how ridiculous that claim is. The core countries in the world are constantly intervening in the politics of other countries. This article shows clearly that the U.S. has intervened in Brazil. At the same time, these interventions are not always successful and national governments have some responsibility for what happens.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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