WHERE DID YOUR MONEY GO? by

WHERE DID YOUR MONEY GO?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Foreign Aid Story"", as told by these two ""somewhat reluctant dragons"", is not all bad, but it will hardly be pleasant reading for ardent supporters of AID. In point of fact, ""Otto the Terrible"" Passman, that inveterate foe of seemingly anything that smacks of assistance for anybody, would find little to take issue with here. Yet Messrs. Tully and Britten are not against the program in principle, only the varieties of ""boneheaded waste"", the carelessness, and the outright graft of which they have culled countless disconcerting examples in the course of an armchair tour on such notorious recipients of our munificence as Vietnam, Laos, India, Pakistan, Korea, and Formosa. Three chapters of particularly painful significance are instructively titled: ""The Expensive Mr. Sukarno"", ""Languor in Latin America"", and ""Mr. Nasser and His Neighbors"". In sum, their findings indicate that the peculiar bane of the system has been ""the glandular thinking of its free-spending friends who believe because it is good"" in purpose that ""it has no need to be businesslike"". Dedicated in all earnestness to the American Taxpayer, this book is exactly what the authors intended, ""a piece of constructive muckraking"" directed towards the goal of ""needed reforms in a needed program"".

Pub Date: April 29th, 1964
Publisher: Simon & Schuster