PUERTO RICO: The Bard of Bootstrap

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The minds of men in underdeveloped lands all over the world were turned last week to a crowded Caribbean island that flies a proud one-star flag beside the Stars and Stripes. To men in New Delhi, Accra, Bangkok and Morocco, tiny Puerto Rico, which has clawed its way in 15 years to a nearly doubled standard of living, spoke an urgent message of hope through self-help—and spoke it with the special clarity of a teacher who is only ten pages ahead of the class.

Durga Das, who as editor of India's Hindustan...

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