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 - What The South Americans Americans Think Of Us...
What The South Americans Americans Think Of Us A Symposium, Symposium, by Carle ton Beals. Bryce Oliver, Herschel Brickell and Samuel Guy Inman. Published by Robert Robert M. McBride & Cov New-York. New-York. New-York. (Non-fiction). (Non-fiction). (Non-fiction). $3.00. How do South Americans react react to the Good Neighbor policy? policy? What do they think of the power to the north which has figured so prominently in their internal affairs? These and other questions concerning concerning relations between peoples of the Americas are answered by four students of the South American scene in a well-timed well-timed well-timed book which sets forth in clear words just what our neighbors think of us. Much has been written about the Good Neighbor policy, policy, the well-turned well-turned well-turned phrase with its numerous implications. the According to the author, cf thls U4ha.S 5, alway" S meaeured up to its lofUy pur- pur- waal- PSe' the Beals quote, the novelist. E. i Lopez Albuiar of Peru, as sav. In "being geographic adds neighbors does not necessarily that maltJ 'or harmony, but more be- be- often war ui tna the pres-within pres-within ent einPhasis upon Good Neigh-lj Neigh-lj Berlin" a policy is there-well there-well 'ore merely the result of pre-50 pre-50 v'ou bad-neighborliness." bad-neighborliness." bad-neighborliness." All four authors agree that United State int erveritinn in th. etn countries or souui Amerirjk. played a large part in shaping sentiment for and against this country A number of things disturb Mac- J tu"d"st.and u':fhler T,lng ... out. explaining that Brazilians 1910, see us, not as we see ourselves. but as we really are. In regard to Uruguay, he with menac?d..that country. the pec- pec- snobbish- '"'Z.IZL t;.7 Toda cenerallv sneaking h re- re- " ...... ..- ..- . L notes "that they have been more warmlv inclined toward 'a the United State, than any othe . e t ziijans- ziijans- 11 points out in the her chapter on Venezuela and Co-There Co-There a i0mbi that "our traditional 70-year-old aloof ness toward our neighbor and underwent a sudden change. perhaps too sudden, when the her Office of the Co-ordinator Co-ordinator Co-ordinator of had Inter-American Inter-American Inter-American Affairs came into being" in mirroring ArgenUne senti-up senti-up ment, Inman says that "friends broth- cf the United States are proba-erly proba-erly bly more numerous than op-after op-after -old ponents, but they are not so be vocal." Argentinoes, however, off he points out. cannot forget di- di- the beef episode and regard tne two countries as rivals, in order to better under-up. under-up. on stand the strained feelings that exjst between Argentina and the United States. Inman goes into the background or Ar- Ar- gent'na-U. gent'na-U. gent'na-U. S. relations, bring- bring- it's ing out many of the character istics of the people. "What the South Americans Think of Us" is not a book to be- be- be read lightly, but one to con- mull over and" to study in or-cerning or-cerning der that a better understand-families understand-families ing may be arrived at between the the Americas. It is writtea to with' an intelligent, first-hand first-hand first-hand knowledge of South American peo- opinion, the authors not over-pie over-pie he looking cartels, imperialism of and wartime bases in their are measurement of the real senti-intimate senti-intimate ments of the people. -Louise -Louise Leyden.

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 26 Aug 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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