The Frustrations of Foreign Aid

Morgenteiau, Hans
March 1956
New Republic;3/26/56, Vol. 134 Issue 13, p13
The article presents information on the U.S. foreign aid policy. The immaturity of the U.S. foreign aid policy is strikingly illustrated by the way in which the current debate concerning it is carried on. The principal point at issue is the amount of money to be spent, not the substance of the policy to be pursued. Both camps assume that one can, as it were, buy the objectives of foreign aid through the outlay of a certain amount of money; the more money one spends, the more objectives one is going to buy; and the only point of difference is how many objectives one needs and can afford to buy.


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