Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2008 - History - 304 pages
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Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.
 

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Tracing the history and intended goals of the Marshall Plan (1947)-named for its primary creator, Secretary of State George C. Marshall-Mills passionately argues that it was a successful nation ... Read full review

Contents

Shared Expectations
1
or the Presidency
139
Exorcising History
187
The Nobel Peace Prize
203
Acknowledgments
211
Index
277
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Nicolaus Mills is a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, an editorial board member of Dissent, and a contributor to the American Prospect, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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