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Seth Braunstein Professor Isbell The article “Vicos as Cold War Strategy: Anthropology, Peasants and ‘Community Development’”, by Eric Ross, analyzes how the United States attempted to implement modernization theory through community development as a front to combat communism in third-world countries. This article takes a closer look at the cause and effects of the Cornell-Peru Project at Vicos and how Ross feels the United States wanted to appear to be helpful in order to push forward with their own agenda of western philosophies. After the Cold War, the powers of the West, such as the United States and Britain, feared that Communism would spread worldwide. The United States wanted to rebuild these third- world countries, such as Peru, into the image of the United States. Unfortunately, U.S. officials who had never been to the farmlands of Peru, nor understood the first thing about peasants passed these policies. Whereas many have accredited the Cornell-Peru project as a major success, Ross believes
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