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New Left Review I/20, Summer 1963

Michael Barratt Brown

Third World or Third Force?

Michael Barratt Brown comments on Keith Buchanan’s article “The Third Worldits emergence and contours”.

Keith Buchanan in NLR 18 makes a moving plea that socialists in the rich industrialized lands should, in José Marti’s words, “cast our lot with the poor of the earth”, whom Buchanan defines as the “Third World”. The appeal must evoke a warm response in all our hearts, but policy must be based on something more than emotion.

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