"If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let’s all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best." - Carlos Fuentes
The Sinatra Doctrine was the name Mikhail Gorbachev
gave to the policy that replaced the Brezhnev Doctrine. Under the Brezhnev Doctrine, countries that were part of the Warsaw pact
were not permitted to leave it and the Soviet
government could intervene in their affairs in any way they saw fit. This policy was named after "My Way
" by Frank Sinatra
because it permitted these countries to manage their own affairs and "go their own way".
As a result of this doctrine, countries involved began to make democratic reforms and in 1989 the Berlin Wall was torn down, ending the Cold War.
Sinatra Doctrine. Wikipedia. 29 Oct 2002 <http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinatra_Doctrine>
24154. The Columbia World of Quotations. 29 Oct 2002 <http://www.bartleby.com/66/54/24154.html>