Dean Rusk

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Dean Rusk

By Warren I. Cohen
Cooper Square, 1980
375 pp. $22.50
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A well-written, perceptive biography of the Secretary of State under Kennedy and Johnson. The convincing theme is that Dean Rusk's loyalty to the office and person of the President and his firmly embedded 1940s view of the world ultimately incapacitated him. His secretaryship cannot be separated from the larger failure of American foreign policy in the 1960s.