BILLIONS, BLUNDERS AND BALONEY by Eugene W. Castle

BILLIONS, BLUNDERS AND BALONEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By a news cameraman and film editor, this is an undiscriminating filibuster against our foreign policies and practices which ""offs with the heads"" of all of our Washington administrators and attacks the ""giveaway show"" of our aid programs to Europe and Asia. Non-partisan (Mr. Castle doesn't like Eisenhower any better than Truman) but a man of many opinions, all of them critical, the basis for argument against the ""billions"" spent for ""baloney"" is largely a personal itinerary of 75,000 miles in which he determined America's unpopularity abroad through talks here and there with average men and women. He has concluded that we don't have to ""sell America"" since there has already been an overdose of American propaganda; psychological warfare has been ""feeble and ineffectual""; the U.S.I.A. libraries are incompetent; the Voice of America should be silenced; and certain the FOA- ""Stassen's Slush Fund"" could be put to better use at home. We have not only failed in Europe, but also here, with Communist. Infiltration in the government, and in Asia- where there are seedbeds of anti-Americanism.... A sporadic attack, in which there are inaccuracies of fact here as well as assumption.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1955
Publisher: Devin-Adair