June 5, 2017 -- Kelly M. McFarland's article in the Washington Post discusses the lasting legacy of the Marshall Plan.
On June 5, 1947, two years after World War II had ended, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a commencement address at Harvard University and called for an extensive U.S. aid program. The Marshall Plan provided unequaled sums of money to an impoverished Western Europe, stopping a humanitarian disaster and helping spur long-term economic recovery. This was a high point in U.S.-European relations. [Read more]
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