Arthur Natella begins his book by stating that the concept of the “Third World” is out of date. The dominant attitude is that Third World people would to see things as they are seen by First World nations and do things their way if they are better educated. But the standard for measuring social values, according to Natella, is outdated, for various reasons. Among these is the fact that the United States is a debtor nation. Secondly, it is no longer a “manufacturing-based society” but one that is “service-based” or an “information-gathering nation, with its advanced technology often more geared t up for the collection of data than for the use of raw material in the manufacturing process” (9).
"International Relations in the Post-Industrial Era [Rephrasing the Third World],"
International Dialogue: Vol. 2, Article 13.
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