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Eleanor Dulles


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It sure looks like Eleanor Dulles was in the thick of things and likely cut from the same dark cloth as her brothers.

She was an economist.

"During her first three years at the State Department, Eleanor was involved in post-war economic planning. She helped determine the U.S. position on international financial cooperation, and participated in the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 at which the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development were established. After the end of World War II, Eleanor went to Europe where she became involved in the reconstruction of the Austrian economy. Later, she was hailed as "the Mother of Berlin" for helping to revitalize the City of Berlin's economy and culture during the 1950s."

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is the World Bank I think.

Anyway, Gibson makes clear in "Battling Wall Street" that Kennedy was opposed to private banks like the IMF/World Bank lending money to nations and felt that should be the domain of government. So I find it very very extremely interesting that Eleanor Dulles was there at the (Rosemary's Baby-like) birth of the hideous predatory IMF/World Bank.

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