Este livro "O Aliado mais Antigo, um retrato do Portugal de Salazar, foi uma revelação para uma jovem estudante universitária circa 1970, procurando entender porque é Portugal era muito mais pobre do que o norte da Califórnia, apesar de o mesmo clima ameno. Ao reler o livro, recorda-se que a divergência entre parceiros comerciais, ditos aliados, não é uma novidade do século XXI e da era do Euro. Já vem dantes.
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Title: Oldest Ally, a Portrait of Salazar's Portugal
Authors: Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheiro
Published by: Dobson Books Ltd, London, 1961
See bio of Peter Fryer, http://scissors-and-paste.net/peter_fryer.html
A book published in 1961, a few months after the highjacking of the ship Santa Maria by Henrique Galvão, helped to understand Portugal in the XX century, from the perspective of its oldest political and commercial alliance with England.
This book was an important revelation to a young college student at circa 1970, struggling to understand why Portugal was so much poorer than northern California, despite the same lovely weather.
See also the article The Oldest Ally: Britain and the Portuguese Connection, 1919-1933, which says calls attention to divergence among trading partners in previous eras. ... "as senior partner in the Anglo-Portuguese alliance for most of its history British governments had consistently interpreted their commitments to Portugal in terms of their own interests, notably strategic and economic ones, and had reserved their position when called on to render assistance to their oldest ally...".
VER http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/files/windsor/8_stone.pdf, e
Glyn Stone, No Way to Treat an Ancient Ally, http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11755/2/Anglo-PortugueseRelations1920s.pdf