The Manchurian Candidate - Study Guide Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Mrs. Iselin's tour of Europe proves an excuse to inflame the passions of the continent against the United States. She propounds assorted agendas of rooting out iniquity, insulting the nationals of each country she visits as Raymond Shaw stands helplessly by. They briefly stay with Raymond's mother's brother, the American ambassador in Italy. However, after less than two days, the woman storms out, insisting to the press that the embassy is under Communist directive. The ambassador resigns, but the President refuses his resignation and reinstates his office, recognizing the influence of an old vendetta on the part of Raymond's mother. The White House also finds it necessary to disavow Mrs. Iselin as an official ambassador of the United States senate, though because of her power, they allow that she is a true representative of America.

Raymond's column reports on the culture and climate of Europe while neglecting...

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