THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD AFFAIRS, 1966 by Richard P. Stebbins

THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD AFFAIRS, 1966

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In his annual sortie into the thicket of this nation's foreign involvements, the author has again produced a work that demands respect for the manner in which a vast amount of material has been processed in a short space of time. Even viewed as a product of semi-official Establishment that has close links with Washington, the book demands praise for its multi-directional analysis of such tempest questions as the Vietnamese struggle, United States Latin American policy, NATO, and the evolvement of a new policy toward a mellowing Soviet Union. Assuming the attitude of a willing suspension of disbelief, the author proceeds, without bringing judgment to bear, to find the most forceful arguments arrayed by Administration critics and advocates upon American initiatives and responses. As would be expected, the Vietnam involvement dominates the book, but the author is to be praised for not overlooking the simmering questions of Cyprus, the U.N. budget deficit, and the more positive aspects of that international organization, as well as some interesting background material that will help us to better comprehend events preceding the crisis in the Middle East.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row