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By Richard P. Dauer

How did a most sensible American diplomat's contrarian perspectives on U.S. chilly conflict international coverage stay principally overlooked 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 line with huge learn in Bowles's own papers, the nationwide information, and presidential libraries, the e-book evaluates Bowles's perspectives and why the overseas coverage institution mostly ignored them.

Based at the deepest papers of Chester Bowles, in addition to executive resources, this publication examines the worldview of Chester Bowles, a businessman, governor, congressman, and ambassador who participated within the making of U.S. chilly conflict international coverage for almost 20 years. After buying a private throughout the nice melancholy and getting into public provider for one reform time period as governor of Connecticut, Bowles turned 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 kingdom in December 1960, he as a consequence sought to reasonable the hard-line chilly battle positions of the presidential administrations he served. He hostile the nuclear hands race, sympathized with LDC neutralism, argued opposed to U.S. participation within the Vietnam conflict as early because the mid-1950s, voiced energetic competition to the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, and constantly sought extra monetary reduction for India. Bowles's failure to draw a lot aid for his recommendation was once the made of his personal character defects, his curious unwillingness to interact in bureaucratic infighting, his refusal to work out the area 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 methods to the chilly struggle. even if Bowles was once in lots of methods a chilly Warrior, his sensitivity to the troubles of neutralism, specially in Asia, and ethical compass principally lacking from the calculations of the administrations he served, made him a voice that are meant to were thought of extra heavily via the administrations he served. scholars of the issues of dissent and formula of yankee overseas coverage will locate this ebook invaluable.

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