Book Discussion on Divorcing the Dictator

The author of Divorcing the Dictator: America’s Bungled Affair with Noriega discussed the book. Kempe’s theme is that the… read more

The author of Divorcing the Dictator: America’s Bungled Affair with Noriega discussed the book. Kempe’s theme is that the U.S. started the relationship in 1960 without thinking of the consequences. "The United States created the problem that we later had to correct with an invasion." He discussed researching Noriega’s early childhood and getting access to the Panamanian dictator’s inner circle. Kempe compared his book to the book Our Man In Panama, written by John Dinges, that was published at the same time. Both were published shortly after the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama. close

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Book Discussion on Divorcing the Dictator

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11450-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 11, 1990
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2014

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  • Mar 11, 1990 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1990 | 11:07pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 12, 1990 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 1990 | 6:20am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 12, 1990 | 11:21am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2014 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2014 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 28, 2014 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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