This book developed out of some private reflections on the situation of the backward countries. Although no longer private, they remain purely personal. If occasionally they are critical, this is not because I fail to appreciate the difficulties that obstruct the progress of backward nations.
I should like to thank Mrs. Fannia Weingartner for her help in criticizing the argument, editing the manuscript, and correcting the proofs. Equally, I should like to thank my publisher for his patience.
October, 1960 . . .
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