Argentina and the United States

Argentina and the United States

Argentina and the United States

Argentina and the United States

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In January 1941 the World Peace Foundation launched a new series of publications under the general title America Looks Ahead. The primary aim of the series is to provide the American people with expert but condensed comment on some of the more important international issues which they are called upon to face as the result of current wars in Europe and Asia. The first two pamphlets examined United States relations with particular countries, Australia and Canada. The third and fourth were studies of a broader character, the titles being Economic Defense of Latin America and Dependent Areas in the Post-War World. The present number, Argentina and the United States, is a timely contribution by Dr. Clarence H. Haring, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics at Harvard University.

It is timely for several reasons. The American people have too much at stake in the outcome of the present world crisis not to have the friendly cooperation of the leading South American states, and such cooperation can result only as there is understanding of the basic factors in Argentine life. The day is past when the United States public can permit itself to be ill-informed concerning the history and traditions, the political and economic conditions of the South American peoples. Moreover, with the recent favorable turn in Argentine-United States relations heralded by the conclusion, after much delay, of the reciprocal trade agreement on October 14, it is fitting that students generally evaluate its significance in the light of a balanced appreciation of Argentine history and problems. Dr. Haring has, therefore . . .

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