In This Review

The United States in World Affairs, 1937. Published for the Council on Foreign Relations
The United States in World Affairs, 1937. Published for the Council on Foreign Relations
By Whitney H. Shepardson in Collaboration with William O. Scrog
Harper, 1938, 336 pp.

An objective and briskly related account of the important developments of the past year which in some way influenced the international relations of the United States. The early chapters describe the conflict of ideologies in Europe and their effect on American public opinion and national policy, especially as indicated by the attempts to safeguard national security through stronger neutrality legislation and through increases in the military and naval establishments. Especial attention is given to events in Latin America and the Far East which impinge on American interests. The growing tension in relations with Mexico because of her wholesale expropriations of the property of American citizens; the anxieties in the United States concerning Fascist intrigues in South America; the application of the new inter-American peace machinery to the settlement of disputes in the Caribbean; and the most recent measures taken in Washington to reduce trade barriers, are all described in detail. Puerto Rico and the Philippines receive attention, and there is a graphic description of the Sino-Japanese dispute and of the official and unofficial reactions which it has evoked in the United States.