Whether you believe that the 'Best and the Brightest' championed development in the 'Third World' as an act of enlightened self-interest or because of naked imperialism, this book absorbs your attention and makes you reconsider one of the defining impulses of the Kennedy era. This book is extremely well-researched the use of interviews and international archives in particular , well-argued, and well-written.
Students of Latin American history, development studies, and U.
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