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Hope And Folly: The United States And UNESCO, 1945-1985
Hope And Folly: The United States And UNESCO, 1945-1985
By William Preston, Jr., Edward S. Herman and Herbert I. Schill
University of Minnesota Press, 1989, 367 pp.

This is a timely book, appearing as the United States is said to be reconsidering its 1985 withdrawal from UNESCO in light of the reforms undertaken by its new director general, Federico Mayor Zaragoza of Spain. The authors are highly critical of the Reagan Administration's policy toward the organization. However, they fail to sufficiently rebut the accusations that UNESCO was unduly politicized and mismanaged.