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Policies and Opinions at Paris, 1919
Policies and Opinions at Paris, 1919
By George B. Noble
Macmillan, 1935, 475 pp

This is one of the interesting books of the quarter. It consists of a general review of the armistice and peacemaking of 1918-1919, with special reference to the conflict between the new ideology of Wilson and the hoary policies of men like Clemenceau, as well as the general bearing of public opinion on the work of the negotiators. The author is under no illusion about what might have been done, pointing out that even if all the statesmen had been better intentioned they could hardly, on the spur of the moment, have calmed the public passions which they themselves had whipped up by years of propaganda.