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Point Four: Touching the Dream: A Bold, New U.S. Foreign Policy, By Paul William Bass

2009 [ISBN: 1-58107-164-7; 202 pages; 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch; soft cover] $17.95

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PFwebCovThe third book in the Henry G. Bennett Centennial series, this book details the need, creation and accomplishments of the Point Four program, the United State’s highly successful overseas recovery program that followed World War II. The book also examines the need for a new Point Four-type foreign policy program today. This latest title, like the earlier two books, reflects extensive research and preserve the importance of Oklahoma’s, and the nation’s, contributions to international education.

The Contents

Introduction

Timeline

Chapter One:  The Results of World War II

Chapter Two: The United States’ Response to International Challenges

Chapter Three:  The Dreamers and the Dreams of Point Four

Chapter Four:  The Application of Point Four

Chapter Five:  The Challenges to Point Four

Chapter Six:  The Results of Point Four

Chapter Seven:  The Offspring of Point Four

Chapter Eight:  The Hope for Today

Conclusion

Reviews

Point Four: Touching the Dream is the third book in the Bennett Centennial series.  It details the need, creation and accomplishments of the Point Four program.  The book also examines the need for a new Point Four-type foreign policy program today.  The three books reflect extensive research and preserve the importance of Oklahoma’s, and the nation’s, contributions to international education.”
Dr. James Hromas, Director of Oklahoma State University, School of International Studies, 2009

“Former President Bill Clinton, speaking at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, stated regarding the image of the United States, ‘People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.’  There was no greater illustration of the power of America’s example in the world than that of Point Four.  It exemplified an entire nation committed to providing technical assistance to those in need.  It was not a financial handout, but a true helping hand—many helping hands.”
Paul William Bass, 2009

The Author

Paul William Bass is the former director of campus activities and the debate coach for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He lives there with his wife Jan. Born in Independence, Missouri, he has served at Ouachita since 1990. Previously, a full-time staff member in churches in Arkansas, Alabama and Missouri, he is currently pastor of the Anchor Baptist Church in Brown Springs, Arkansas.