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By Richard P. Dauer

How did a best American diplomat's contrarian perspectives on U.S. chilly conflict international coverage stay principally neglected over the process 4 administrations? Dauer presents an in-depth research of the position of dissent within the formula of yank international coverage in his exam of the diplomatic occupation of Chester Bowles, below Secretary of kingdom through the Kennedy management and two-time Ambassador to India. in keeping with wide study in Bowles's own papers, the nationwide data, and presidential libraries, the booklet evaluates Bowles's perspectives and why the overseas coverage institution principally ignored them.

Based at the deepest papers of Chester Bowles, in addition to govt resources, this booklet examines the worldview of Chester Bowles, a businessman, governor, congressman, and ambassador who participated within the making of U.S. chilly battle overseas coverage for almost 20 years. After buying a private throughout the nice melancholy and coming into public carrier for one reform time period as governor of Connecticut, Bowles turned President Harry Truman's ambassador to India from 1951 to 1953. Named by means of President John F. Kennedy to be less than secretary of nation in December 1960, he to that end sought to reasonable the hard-line chilly struggle positions of the presidential administrations he served. He antagonistic the nuclear fingers race, sympathized with LDC neutralism, argued opposed to U.S. participation within the Vietnam battle as early because the mid-1950s, voiced full of life competition to the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, and continually sought extra monetary reduction for India. Bowles's failure to draw a lot aid for his suggestion was once the made of his personal character defects, his curious unwillingness to have interaction in bureaucratic infighting, his refusal to determine the area as in basic terms a level for the clash among overseas communism and American democratic-capitalism, and presidential administrations both unwilling or not able to think about new ways to the chilly warfare. even if Bowles was once in lots of methods a chilly Warrior, his sensitivity to the worries of neutralism, specifically in Asia, and ethical compass principally lacking from the calculations of the administrations he served, made him a voice that are supposed to were thought of extra heavily by means of the administrations he served. scholars of the issues of dissent and formula of yank international coverage will locate this booklet invaluable.

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