By Frank Costigliola, Michael J. Hogan
This quantity contains cutting-edge essays and historiographical surveys of yank overseas family for the reason that 1941 through a number of the country's major diplomatic historians. The essays partly one supply sweeping overviews of the most important developments within the box of diplomatic background. half good points essays that survey the literature on US family with specific areas of the realm or at the international regulations of presidential administrations. the result's the main complete evaluation of the literature on US overseas coverage to be released in approximately 20 years.
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At an early meeting of the World Bank, with McCloy in charge, the British Director Sir James Grigg remarked, "here goes a meeting of the Chase Bank," whereupon McCloy set about organizing bank affairs in a house Nelson Rockefeller lent him on Georgetown's Foxhall Road. Bird, The Chairman, 289; see also p. " When Eisenhower suggested that McCloy be named high commissioner of Germany, Robert Morgenthau told Harry Hopkins "McCloy isn't the man to g o . . After all, his clients are people like General Electric, Westinghouse, General Motors" - in other words, the high-technology, labor-accommodating multinational firms Tom Ferguson writes about.
What that means is that American officials were unwitting tools of capitalism. It is difficult to justify this assumption. (Untranslatable: justify Gaddis's attributed assumption? Which one? ) To justify that highly questionable assumption you need to resort to the highly 36 Bruce Cumings questionable "techniques" (methods, presumably) of "economic determinism" (not explained; it is assumed we all know what that is). If my angst shows through, perhaps it is because we assign these books to young students.
Yet Gaddis's book mostly lacks the evidence to make this last point, his central one: an unsystematic, nearly random survey of articles in the popular press, sermons by Fulton J. , is no way to judge how "profound" was the impact of domestic politics. " Translated: Some people argue that the American political system reflected the economic substructure. What that means is that American officials were unwitting tools of capitalism. It is difficult to justify this assumption. (Untranslatable: justify Gaddis's attributed assumption?