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Dulles: A Biography of Eleanor, Allen and…

Dulles: A Biography of Eleanor, Allen and John Foster Dulles and Their…

by Leonard Mosley

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The authorized biography of John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their family.
  chaitkin | May 17, 2017 |
Hard to believe how single-mindedly Republican (in the red-state, let's-not-give-a-commie-a-break, if-we-kill-a-jillion-that's-the-way-it-has-to-be kind of way) John Foster Dulles became when he dealt with Stalin and then Mao. He stayed locked in this mindset when Stalin died and Eisenhower tried very briefly for a working relationship with USSR. Brother Allan Dulles loved his spy-toys and his fun-time covert actions. Reminds me of Pinky and the Brain: John Foster Dulles, Secty of State, was the Brain, mind fixed on firm objectives for running the world, and Pinky (Allan) headed the CIA , chasing people and ladies and acting impulsively. OK, Allan was smart in a cunning sort of way that poor Pinky lacked and he did inflict real damage and assinate a bunch of folks.

The real difference is the two Dulles brothers *did* run the world. (Eisenhower let them.)

Mosley tells the story in a folksy, family anecdote sort of way--probably related to his interviewing Eleanor and hearing her point of view. (Sorry I couldnt link Eleanor Dulles to a couple of maniacal mice but she seemed almost human at times.) ( )
  kerns222 | Jun 26, 2011 |
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