By Richard P. Dauer
How did a most sensible American diplomat's contrarian perspectives on U.S. chilly warfare international coverage stay principally neglected over the process 4 administrations? Dauer presents an in-depth research of the function of dissent within the formula of yankee international coverage in his exam of the diplomatic profession of Chester Bowles, below Secretary of kingdom throughout the Kennedy management and two-time Ambassador to India. in keeping with large examine in Bowles's own papers, the nationwide records, and presidential libraries, the ebook evaluates Bowles's perspectives and why the overseas coverage institution principally skipped over them.
Based at the deepest papers of Chester Bowles, in addition to executive assets, this publication examines the worldview of Chester Bowles, a businessman, governor, congressman, and ambassador who participated within the making of U.S. chilly struggle overseas coverage for almost twenty years. After buying a private in the course of the nice melancholy and getting into public provider for one reform time period as governor of Connecticut, Bowles grew to become President Harry Truman's ambassador to India from 1951 to 1953. Named by way of President John F. Kennedy to be lower than secretary of country in December 1960, he thus sought to average the hard-line chilly struggle positions of the presidential administrations he served. He antagonistic the nuclear hands race, sympathized with LDC neutralism, argued opposed to U.S. participation within the Vietnam warfare as early because the mid-1950s, voiced energetic competition to the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, and continually sought extra fiscal reduction for India. Bowles's failure to draw a lot help for his suggestion was once the fabricated from his personal character defects, his curious unwillingness to have interaction in bureaucratic infighting, his refusal to determine the realm as basically a degree for the clash among overseas communism and American democratic-capitalism, and presidential administrations both unwilling or not able to think about new techniques to the chilly battle. even though Bowles was once in lots of methods a chilly Warrior, his sensitivity to the worries of neutralism, in particular in Asia, and ethical compass mostly lacking from the calculations of the administrations he served, made him a voice that are meant to were thought of extra heavily by means of the administrations he served. scholars of the issues of dissent and formula of yank overseas coverage will locate this e-book invaluable.
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A North-South Mind in an East-West World: Chester Bowles and the Making of United States Cold War Foreign Policy, 1951-1969 (Contributions to the Study of World History) by Richard P. Dauer