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Bases over Seas
Bases over Seas
By George Weller
Harcourt, 1944, 434 pp

The author's logic is as follows: War is endemic in modern society; the United States has shown that it cannot keep out of war; the better part of wisdom is hence for the United States to be prepared to win these wars; and the best way to do this is to have, and hold, strategic bases in various parts of the world. This doctrine sounds plausible enough, but when its implications are followed, we find that it is a one-way ticket to American imperialism, and thus to bigger if not better wars.