In This Review

Pan America
Pan America
By Carleton Beals
Houghton, 1940, 545 pp

A discursive book on American foreign policy and the resources of the Western Hemisphere. It suffers from the obtrusion of Mr. Beals' prejudices. His hatred of imperialism, for instance, leads him into finding Great Britain no better than Germany -- an example of the intellectual abdication prevalent today among so many so-called "liberals." Even the sections of his book devoted to economic questions are superficial and display considerable parti pris.