By Richard P. Dauer
How did a most sensible American diplomat's contrarian perspectives on U.S. chilly conflict overseas coverage stay mostly overlooked over the process 4 administrations? Dauer offers an in-depth research of the position of dissent within the formula of yankee overseas coverage in his exam of the diplomatic profession of Chester Bowles, below Secretary of kingdom in the course of the Kennedy management and two-time Ambassador to India. according to broad learn in Bowles's own papers, the nationwide documents, and presidential libraries, the publication evaluates Bowles's perspectives and why the overseas coverage institution principally omitted them.
Based at the inner most papers of Chester Bowles, in addition to executive assets, this ebook 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 through 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 via President John F. Kennedy to be below secretary of nation in December 1960, he therefore sought to reasonable the hard-line chilly warfare positions of the presidential administrations he served. He adverse the nuclear palms race, sympathized with LDC neutralism, argued opposed to U.S. participation within the Vietnam warfare as early because the mid-1950s, voiced full of life competition to the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, and always sought extra monetary relief for India. Bowles's failure to draw a lot help for his suggestion was once the manufactured from his personal character defects, his curious unwillingness to interact in bureaucratic infighting, his refusal to determine the area as purely a degree for the clash among foreign communism and American democratic-capitalism, and presidential administrations both unwilling or not able to contemplate new ways to the chilly conflict. even if Bowles used to be in lots of methods a chilly Warrior, his sensitivity to the worries of neutralism, specifically in Asia, and ethical compass mostly lacking from the calculations of the administrations he served, made him a voice that are supposed to were thought of extra heavily by way of the administrations he served. scholars of the issues of dissent and formula of yankee international coverage will locate this booklet 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