The Point Four Program and U.S. International Development Policy

Author
Stephen Macekura
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
128
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
STEPHEN MACEKURA explores the intellectual roots and policy precedents of President Harry Truman's Point Four program. He argues that many of the ideas and policies encapsulated in Point Four helped to shape the extensive foreign aid, economic development, and modernization policies of the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy administrations.
Topic
International Relations
Political Geography
United States