American Policy in the Far East
AbstractLast month we reviewed American policy in the Middle East, arguing that the dominant consideration in that part of the world is not the quest for military-strategic advantages in the cold war but rather the fabulous profits which flow from control over the Middle Eastern oilfields. This being the case, it follows that no mere change in political strategy—such, for example, as might come about if a new man were to replace Dulles as Secretary of State—would suffice to bring about a change in policy: what is required is nothing less than a new New Deal which would loosen the grip of the big corporations on the levers of power in Washington.
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