The white man's burden: why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good / William Easterly. p. cm. Includes. Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man's Burden” (). Kipling as a British poet and novelist, his most famous work being The Jungle Book. He wrote this poem after . White Man's Burden. Many people in the industrialized nations of the world thought they had a duty to spread. Western ideas and knowledge around the world.
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Rudyard Kipling, The White Man's Burden, This famous poem, written by Britain's imperial poet (born in India, boarding school in Britain, journalist in India, . Take up the White Man's burden Send forth the best ye breed Go bind your sons to exile. To serve your captives' need;. To wait in heavy harness. THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN. WILLIAM L. BRADLEY. Take up the White Man's burden-. Send forth the best ye breed -. Go bind your sons to exile to serve your.
English Literature in Transition, Who will sing the Brown Man's? In September he had written to Roosevelt: America has gone and stuck a pickaxe into the foundations of a rotten house and she is morally bound to build the house over again from the foundations or have it fall about her ears. Sending Kipling's verses on to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Roosevelt opined that it was "poor poetry," but that it made "good sense from the expansion standpoint.
The author argues that the patterns of economic development achieved by various countries defy easy generalization and, therefore, cannot provide lessons of universal applicability. The patterns depend on geography, era, and international environment, so that ideal strategies for the achievement of further economic development and poverty reduction must be homegrown.
He first cites the case of Japan's economic development, an example that the Asian Newly Industrializing Economies NIEs have attempted to follow, one after another. It is stressed that these economies depended on foreign aid to a lesser extent than developing countries elsewhere, and that they determined their own way of development, and did not automatically adopt orthodox liberalization policies.
As mentioned at the beginning of this review, the two opposing Planner and Searcher concepts are of critical importance to understanding the author's view of what is needed for effective cooperation between rich and poor countries. In line with this dichotomy, the author implicitly makes two distinct claims. One is that those who initiate grand campaigns are typical Planners. The other is that the Searcher's way of thinking is superior to that of the Planner when it comes to designing and implementing foreign aid projects.
The first claim is not entirely convincing.
The criticism implies that whoever follows policies that are based on a plan must by definition suffer from the Planner's insensitivity to feedbacks from the field and must display his or her indifference to local information. This claim is not verified adequately in this book, and this reviewer has some sympathy with those initiating grand and utopian plans.
By contrast, the second claim that the Searcher's traits are desirable is highly convincing. No one would deny the principle that feedbacks from beneficiaries should be seriously taken into account.
In line with his stated principles, Easterly encourages innovative experiments, which may sometimes end up as failures. There are two distinct and important contexts for this encouragement. Second, innovative and ambitious experiments evaluated and improved through trial and error are recommended. Inventive behavior might appear less than harmonious with foreign aid, which is recognized as a public sector initiative.
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