THERE IS NO ASIA by Dwight Cooke


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Documenting his thesis with a country-by-country report on Asia, radio-correspondent Cooke explains why America must not treat the Asian countries as a single unit, and gives constructive suggestions towards realistic, albeit multiple , Asian policies. Each country comes alive under his pen and is appraised in terms of their economic problems, social attitudes, and their relationship to us. Cooke chooses the Philippines and Pakistan first, then Korea and Thailand as the countries that understand best the advantages the West can offer. He believes we should work through them in order to influence the more recalcitrant countries. Indonesia, Burma and Indo-China- which have, among other complications, a Marxian bias. He speaks realistically too about Japan's economic distress, and pitches this against the warning that the nations of Southeast Asia hate and fear Japan , and do not wish her to progress... Informative reporting, this is particularly important in its emphasis on how to achieve possible as well as useful foreign policies by the U.S.

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1954
Publisher: Doubleday