In This Review

Autopsy of the Monroe Doctrine
Autopsy of the Monroe Doctrine
By Gaston Nerval
Macmillan, 1934, 368 pp

The author, a Latin American writing under a pseudonym, regards the doctrine as a thing of the past and indicts it on numerous counts, the gist of the argument being that the pronouncement of the doctrine was superfluous to begin with, that it was intended to serve selfish purposes, that it has been transformed to suit the needs of the United States, that it has not helped Latin America, and that it has arrested the development of true Pan-Americanism. The author has drawn freely on the best scholarly literature and makes out a strong case.