"A fascinating book." -- Lance Morrow Time
"In exposing the tangle of causality and processes that link culture and economics, these essays put the debate on a constructive path." -- Foreign Affairs
"Offers hope of an important countercurrent to today's received wisdom about poverty and the fate of ethnic minorities." -- Tamar Jacoby Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Lawrence E. Harrison directed USAID missions in five Latin American countries between 1965 and 1981. He is the author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case, and was the U.S. member on the Haiti crisis mission of the Organization of American States in 1991 and 1992. Lawrence E. Harrison is a senior fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and the author of Who Prospers? and The Pan-American Dream.Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor of Government at Harvard University and the author of The Clash of Civilizations and The Remaking of the World Order.