This survey of the world's history since the conclusion of the war is perhaps the best introductory account now available. The author not only reviews the leading political events of Europe in the last decades, but gives adequate stress to economic and social problems and their reactions. Above all, he aims to set forth the interdependence of modern nations and devotes much space to the evolution of the situation in the non-European countries. The book is well-informed and thoroughly readable, while the viewpoint of the writer is distinctly moderate and understanding; if anything, somewhat too optimistic.
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