Today's date:
Summer 1999

The Sovereignty of Tyranny

Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican novelist, is a member of NPQ's advisory board.

Mexico City - At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a widespread sense that the two columns of peace and progress tested on secure foundations. The imperial world of the Northern Hemisphere controlled the resources as well as the politics of the colonized world of the South and the East. A balance between European powers had been achieved as a result of the Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870. The United States had consolidated its own imperial position after the defeat of the Spanish domain over the Caribbean and the Philippines.

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