In the Garden of Beasts, What did Dodd believe to be an appropriate lifestyle for a diplomat? How did his view contrast with Ambassador Wilson’s description of his fellow diplomats and their “pretty good club.”
Many were reserved about Dodd's suitability for the job due to his belief that one should live modestly, while many others insisted on living the more of a better lifestyle, which is what "the pretty good club" refers to. Ambassador Wilson believed more in living better and dressing more stylishly. Their clothes were a source of significant difference for many people, who criticized Dodd's ill-fitting clothes and approved of Wilson's faultless attire.