Blood Is Cheaper Than Water

In This Review

Blood Is Cheaper Than Water

By Quincy Howe
Simon and Schuster, 1939
223 pp. $2.00
Purchase

Mr. Howe ceases twisting the British lion's tail long enough to tell Americans that, since they are convinced there is going to be another general war into which they will be almost certainly drawn -- a fact uncovered by the Fortune poll -- they might as well get as much out of it as possible in political and economic advantages. In other words, in this empire-ridden world the United States should collect an empire of its own. Mr. Howe takes it for granted that when the hour of decision comes, the "Peace Party" -- composed of isolationists, old-line Republicans, Hearst, Father Coughlin, as well as Socialists and assorted liberals -- will be overcome by the "War Party" -- likewise a strange aggregation of foreign traders, anti-Fascist liberals, pro-Soviet radicals, led by the State Department whose only policy (according to Mr. Howe) is to follow Britain unquestioningly. The reader is left wondering whether Mr. Howe's tongue is in his cheek, or whether he is just an exhibitionist.

More Reviews on The United States From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue