Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

List of Illustrations

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

Indebtedness makes the scholarly world go round. No project is ever fully the work of a single scholar. Therefore, it is a pleasure to owe as much as I do to the many who have helped this book become a reality. I knew when I started how important the help of others would...

List of Abbreviations

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pp. xv-xviii

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-13

Throughout his long career, Eugene Staley often quoted Daniel Burnham and his maxim of “make no little plans.” Unintentionally, Staley was revealing much about himself and the ideas with which he surrounded himself during the mid-twentieth century. An economist...

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CHAPTER 1

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pp. 14-39

The ideas and practices that would comprise modernization were extant well before the term earned its common currency in the years followingWorldWar II. New approaches were emerging from...

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CHAPTER 2

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pp. 40-76

“Spineless,” essayist Odette Keun called her fellow liberals in the face of ideological challengers to their legitimacy.1 Keun was among commentators during the 1930s who shouted for liberals to take heed of the dual menace of fascism and communism. Of French birth and...

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CHAPTER 3

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pp. 77-113

On January 20, 1949, Harry Truman, reveling in his surprising reelection, delivered his inaugural address. The speech was shaped by the “momentous” challenge of the Soviet Union, and its rhetoric was...

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CHAPTER 4

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pp. 114-152

Newspaper editors gathered at Stanford University on June 24, 1950, to hear R. Allen Griffin speak on Asian affairs and U.S. policy. One of their own, the editor and publisher of the Monterey Peninsula Herald, drew a crowd more for his recent travels than membership in...

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CHAPTER 5

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pp. 153-189

The subject of international affairs was not unfamiliar to American movie audiences in the 1950 and early 1960s. A number of films delved into the contemporary Cold War conflicts between the United States and USSR. Among these...

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CHAPTER 6

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pp. 190-225

At the start of the 1960s, modernization was at the apex of its influence globally. It framed basic elements of international life.1 The whole period was even declared the “Decade of...

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CHAPTER 7

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pp. 226-256

Following the pleasantries of the conclusion of the Columbia Conference on International Economic Development in February 1970, Robert McNamara found himself with several of the conference...

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CHAPTER 8

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pp. 257-274

In 2000, a remarkable thing happened in Washington, DC: a think tank closed. In a capital where a culture of influence and advocacy kept many organizations alive well past their prime, the voluntary liquidation of...

Notes

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pp. 275-336

Bibliography

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pp. 337-372

Index

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pp. 373-388