In This Review

Unmanifest Destiny
Unmanifest Destiny
By T. D. Allman
Dial Press, 1984, 468 pp

Prompted by his revulsion over recent episodes of U.S. foreign policy, and making good use of personal experience as a journalist, the author weaves past and present together in a heartfelt and imaginative indictment. Allman is one of those who believe that Americans have caused most of the problems they have battled around the world. The treatment of recent events, such as the 1980 murder of four American religious workers in El Salvador, is better than the treatment of distant history.