The Eisenhower Doctrine

Authors

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-008-10-1957-02_1

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

A Washington dispatch to the New York Times of January 7th reports the following incident involving former Secretary of State Dean Acheson: Mr. Acheson drew applause at a Democratic party gathering the other night by saying he had heard the Administration's [Middle East] program described as this: "To fight an enemy that's not going to attack with forces that don't exist, to carry out a policy you haven't decided upon yet." The formula is witty—and revealing. It provides a good starting point for an analysis of what seems destined to be known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.

Published

1957-02-01

Issue

Section

Review of the Month