Concept and Controversy: Sixty Years of Taking Ideas to Market

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University of Texas Press, Jul 1, 2003 - Political Science - 454 pages
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A trusted advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson and one of America's leading professors of economic history, Rostow has helped shape the intellectual debate and governmental policies on major economic, political and military issues since World War II. In this thought-provoking memoir, he takes a retrospective look at 11 key policy problems with which he has been involved to show how ideas flow into concrete action and how actions taken or not taken in the short term actually determine the long run that we call the future.
 

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Contents

A Backward Glance 19161938
1
The Use of Air Power in Europe 19421945 Should the Allies Have Won the War in Europe in 1944?
27
TABLE 21 German SingleEngine Fighter Aircraft Acceptances 1943
40
The United States and the Soviet Union 19451989 The Hinge Was Poland
59
TABLE 31 Rates of Growth in Soviet Industry 19551972
92
Average Annual Growth Rate of Industrial Output 19611986
93
The Death of Stalin 1953 The Timing May Have Been Off
96
Open Skies 1955 A Useful Failure
137
ASEAN 1960 Mid1970s and 1981
314
ASEAN 1960 and 1977
315
The Urban Problem 1991 Prevention versus Damage Control
317
TABLE 111 Cyclical Behavior of Black and Other Civilian Unemployment Relative to White 1948November 2OOO
323
TABLE 112 Composition of Texas Population by Race 19902030
325
Population Modern Japans Fourth Challenge The Central Problem of the Twentyfirst Century
332
19652000
335
TABLE 122 Total Fertility Rate for Sample Transistional Countries 1970 1992 and 200O
336

Eisenhower and Kennedy on Foreign Aid 19531963 The White Hats Triumph after a Fashion
188
The Republic of Korea My Marginal Association with a Miracle
254
TABLE 71 Increase in School Population South Korea 19351964
256
TABLE 72 South Koreas Status in the Stages of Growth 19801997
260
The Eisenhower and Kennedy on Foreign Aid 19531963
262
TABLE 81 Some Economic Indicators for the United States 19571965
276
China 1949 Waiting for a Democratic Revolution
279
FIGURE 91 The Ups and Downs of Chinas Growth 19531993
286
FIGURE 92 Chinas Opposing Forces
288
TABLE 91 Some Demographic Facts about India and China
293
Vietnam and Southeast Asia Should the Ho Chi Minh Trail Have Been Cut?
295
FIGURE 101 Percentage Shares of Manufactures in Total Exports of ASEAN and Asian Newly Industrialized Countries NICs 19601979
312
TABLE 123 Death Rate Excluding India and China 1970 and 1992
337
The Long and Short Periods A Possible Binding Thread
346
Two Final Reflections One about the Twentieth and Twentyfirst Centuries the Other about the Individual and History
354
Draft of Proposed US Plan for a European Settlement February 1946
359
The Question of East Germany Immediately after Stalins Death
365
Text of WW Rostows Seoul National University Speech
369
Andrews and Ortega Elementary Schools Texas Academic Achievement Analysis 19942001
377
Notes
379
TABLE 92 Sources Quoted by Mao
417
TABLE 113 US Population by RaceAncestry 2OOO2O2O
424
Index
427
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W. W. Rostow (1916–2003) was Professor of Economics and History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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