Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World by Robert B. Rakove

By Robert B. Rakove

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated a daring new coverage of enticing states that had selected to stay nonaligned within the chilly struggle. In a story starting from the White apartment to the western coast of Africa and the beaches of recent Guinea, Robert B. Rakove examines the short yet eventful lifetime of this coverage through the presidencies of Kennedy and his successor, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Engagement first and foremost met with genuine good fortune, however it faltered within the face of significant hindrances, together with colonial and neighborhood conflicts, disputes over overseas reduction and the Vietnam warfare. Its failure lead the way for an enduring hostility among the USA and lots more and plenty of the nonaligned international, with effects extending to the current. This booklet deals a sweeping account of a serious interval within the courting among the us and the 3rd World.

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