Harry Dexter White


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Harry Dexter White

An American economist who served in a senior capacity at the Treasury Department. Following World War II, he was instrumental in the creation of the Bretton Woods System and the International Monetary Fund. He was a noted Keynesian who favored U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. He was later revealed to be a spy for the Soviet Union.
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Formed in 1945 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system.
But, to placate the British, Harry Dexter White, the U.
Wallace, and even card-carrying Communists like Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White, held important positions.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order.
Of course, there are some juicy incidentals, such as the dance of John Maynard Keynes's wife, a Russian ballerina, that kept the US Treasury Secretary awake, and charges of espionage for the Soviet Union against the main American negotiator, Harry Dexter White.
American Harry Dexter White and Englishman John Maynard Keynes "set out to create the economic foundations for a durable postwar global peace.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Many books have exposed key people in the FDR Administration as Communist agents: Alger Hiss at State, Harry Dexter White at Treasury, and Lauchlin Currie in foreign affairs.
In most matters, a rival design by Keynes's American counterpart, Harry Dexter White, prevailed.
In the preceding 200-some pages, Koster seeks to make the case that Harry Dexter White, a senior US Treasury Department official and Soviet spy, was given the task of provoking war between the United States and Japan.
Launchlin Currie was a member of the White House staff; Harry Dexter White was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Alger Hiss was a high-level State Department employee.