Foreign Aid: The War on Hunger

"I propose," urged the President in a special message to Congress last week, "that the United States lead the world in a war against hunger." In that war, he added, "the key to victory is selfhelp. Aid must be accompanied by a major effort on the part of those who receive it. Unless it is, more harm than good can be the end result." So noting, Johnson unveiled his long-awaited pro posal to turn agricultural foreign aid into breadbasket diplomacy.

Dubbed Food for Freedom, the plan would replace the twelve-year Food for...

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