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Boycotts and Peace
Boycotts and Peace
By Evans Clark
Harper, 1932, 401 pp.

A book of considerable contemporary interest, being the report of a committee of business-men and scholars set up by the Twentieth Century Fund to investigate the practicability of boycotts as sanctions in international crises. The committee, under the chairmanship of Nicholas Murray Butler, examined the political, legal, military and economic aspects of the boycott and its report contains a vast amount of material and opinion. On the whole the conclusion reached was that the boycott would be effective if all the Powers joined in it, but that it would in all likelihood result in war. For that reason the committee recommended the conclusion of a new international agreement to provide adequate sanctions, without entering in detail upon the prospects or feasibility of such an agreement.