In This Review

War Clouds in the Skies of the Far East
War Clouds in the Skies of the Far East
By Tom Ireland
Putnam, 1935, 452 pp

A sound book, bringing together a mass of material bearing on the relations of the United States and Japan. The author states fairly the case against the United States as the Japanese see it, and then presents the argument against a continuation of our past policy. The Japanese, he feels, cannot be kept out of China forever. Even after a defeat they would soon be at the work of expansion again, for the conditions of Japanese life make it impossible to keep the nation in a straitjacket. He therefore argues for the adoption of a policy of live and let live.