Voice Of The Poor / Edition 1

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Overview

What is surprising about these essays is not the insight and grace with which they are written--we have come to expect that--but the fact that nobody has expressed matters in quite this way before. John Kenneth Galbraith writes about what advice the poor nations (as, avoiding euphemism, he calls them) ought to render the more fortunate countries, and his logic is so forceful and his reasoning so natural that we say, 'Why, yes, that's how we should look at things; that is what we should believe.'
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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times Book Review
Piously but astutely, Galbraith hits the shared American and Soviet penchant for ignoring historical evolution in their rush to implant advanced capitalism or socialism in infant nations' economies. He lucidly shows how newly free nations with self-governing urges confound 'imperialist' politics. Finally, he assails the tragic stupidities inherent in U.S. and Soviet arms sales to poor countries, to conclude with prayers for the future.
Washington Post Book World
A concise and enlightened view of the currently most widely held theories on economic development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674942967
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/1983
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 0.24 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith was Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Harvard University. James Goodman is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University.
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Table of Contents

1. Of Wealth and Wisdom

2. The Constraints of Historical Process

3. The Second Imperial Requiem

4. The Military Nexus

5. Historical Process and the Rich

Index

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