Global Visions of Olof Palme, Bruno Kreisky and Willy Brandt by B. Vivekanandan

By B. Vivekanandan

This e-book analyses the worldwide visions of Olof Palme, Bruno Kreisky and Willy Brandt, ecu social democratic statesmen who earned overseas esteem for his or her contributions to worldwide advancements throughout the moment half the 20 th century. Their visions encompassed, inter alia, overseas peace and protection, East-West and North- South Cooperation, and different very important domain names pertinent to constructing nations of Asia, Africa and Latin the United States. during this quantity, the writer heavily examines the developments Palme, Kreisky and Brandt made and demonstrates how their visions stay legitimate for shaping the way forward for mankind.

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50 He underlined that “Relations between Western Europe and the Third World are very much a question of mutual interests and interdependence. 4 33 LIBERATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA AND FIGHT AGAINST APARTHEID During his hitch-hiking journey through 34 states of the United States in 1948, Olof Palme got plenty of opportunities to see the seamy side of the United States. A striking feature of US social life which he noticed at that time was the widespread racial segregation. The blacks were the worst victims of the economic and social inequality that had been preserved in the United States even after 172 years of the American Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the equality of everyone in the country.

He was clear about what he sought in Vietnam. He said: “We want peace in Vietnam. 3 Resented ‘Anti-American’ Depiction On several occasions Palme made it clear that he was influenced by the principles and ideas professed by the United States during his stay in that country. As one who imbibed America’s principles and values, and not its economic policies, Palme resented being depicted as an anti-American. In an interview with the US News and World Report on 22 June 1970, he said: “People can criticize me for bad judgment or for being insufficiently informed; that is legitimate.

I am convinced that constructive solutions to the problems presuppose a balanced economic growth with a view to achieving full employment and social justice in industrial as well as developing countries…. 2 Member of Brandt Commission Palme was a member of the Brandt Commission, which dealt with questions of North–South cooperation. He was in full agreement with the 30 B. VIVEKANANDAN recommendations of the Brandt Commission for the North–South Cooperation, and the rationale of the Commission’s report for such cooperation in the development of the developing countries.

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