Both the expert and the layman will find in this little volume a great deal of wisdom. In particular, they will find Mr. Lippmann's interpretation of our foreign policy in the past to be free of preconceptions and full of sound sense. The second part of the book, in which he analyzes the present American position in the world and describes the bases upon which we must reconstruct our foreign policy if it is to serve its primary purpose, is more controversial. He is averse to trusting our fate to "collective security" and instead advocates an Anglo-Russo-American combination, with China participating if she emerges from the war as a real Power.
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