Third World and the New World Order
The collapse of the Soviet Union ushered in what is trumpeted as a NewWorld Order. The Cold War has melted down. What does the end of theEast-West conflict mean for the Third World? The Third World refers to developing countries, many of them former colonies, which were not aligned with either of the superpower blocs.
Michael Manley of Jamaica was one of the Third World’s most articulate and visionary voices. He was Jamaica’s Prime Minister in 1972 -1980 and 1989 -1992. He received numerous honors including the UN Special Award for contribution to the struggle against apartheid. Among his many books are: Jamaica: Struggle in the Periphery, Global Challenge, and Poverty of the Nations. He died in 1997.