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The Ugly American Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20, "Senator, Sir..." Summary

William J. Lederer
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Chapter 20, "Senator, Sir..." Summary

Senator Jonathan Brown's campaign for the U.S. Senate was funded primarily by an electric company that deposited $150,000 on the agreement that Brown would turn over the entire power output of the Elk Heart Dam to the company. In his second term, Senator Brown grows a conscience and introduces the bill that takes the dam's output away from the electric company. When he becomes a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, he does not even know which continent Cambodia is on but he sets up an expensive fact-finding tour of Asia and the Far East and parts of Europe with his entourage and with another Senator. He plans to find out for himself how the receiving countries are using billions in U.S. aid money.

The U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Arthur Alexander Gray, receives advance warning of...

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