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Profile: Iain MacLeod

 
  

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February 26, 1962      Guyana

       The US President's Special Assistant Arthur Schlesinger has lunch with British politician Iain MacLeod and Colonial Secretary Reginald Maudling. Describing the event in an letter to the US ambassador to Britain, he writes: “1. Jagan is not a Communist. He is a naive, London School of Economics Marxist filled with charm, personal honesty and juvenile nationalism. 2. The tax problem which caused the trouble was not a Marxist program. It was a severely orthodox program of a ‘Crippsian’ sort appropriate for a developed nation like Great Britain but wholly unsuited for an immature and volatile country like British Guiana. 3. If another election is held before independence Jagan will win. 4. Jagan is infinitely preferable to Burnham.” [Sources: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Schlesinger) to the Ambassador to the United Kingdom (Bruce)]
People and organizations involved: Cheddi Jagan, Reginald Maudling, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Iain MacLeod
          

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