This is the most comprehensive general introduction to the study of international relations. The author, already known for his books on American relations with Russia and for his study of French foreign policy, attempts to cover practically all aspects of the subject, from the history of international relations through the organization of international law and League machinery to the major problems of the present day, such as reparations, Far Eastern crises, etc. The volume shows the result of wide reading, and is equipped with much bibliographical and statistical matter. It is chiefly distinguished by the unconventionality of the approach, and by the author's constant stress upon dominant forces such as patriotism, imperialism and the cult of power.
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