How Brothers John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles Shaped the World

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

At the peak of the Cold War in the 1950s, two powerful brothers—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and CIA director Allen Dulles —led the United States into a series of foreign conflicts whose effects are still felt around the world today. Historian Stephen Kinzer explains how they were both propelled by what he calls a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions. In  The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, Kinzer, looks at their campaigns that pushed countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and other countries.


Stephen Kinzer

Comments [2]

P.L. from NYC

Hopefully there's a hell and they're both rotting there for all the misery they've caused others.

Feb. 05 2014 01:58 AM

How interesting, thanks

Feb. 04 2014 10:51 PM

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