Mr. Stoddard has to his credit a number of books that caused controversies in their day and presumably this volume too will make many an American stir uneasily in his chair. The book is much in the style of the author's other productions, well-informed, frank, somewhat sensational. It gives the recent history of American foreign policy, with special reference to Wilsonian internationalism, questions of indebtedness and the issues of disarmament. As the author sees it, we have gotten ourselves into a pretty mess, and are now alone in a predatory world. He prides himself on being a realist and does not hesitate to lay his color on in gobs in order to get the effects he desires.