The author will be remembered for his "Beyond the Urals" (a book based on his personal experiences as a Soviet worker) and his "Duel for Europe." The present volume ranges widely over the face of Europe but inevitably focuses on the enigma of Russia's policy and intentions. Mr. Scott is not quite sure what these are, but he feels that within a generation the Soviet Union will become so strong as to be virtually irresistible and that it behooves the Anglo-American Powers to learn how to live with Russia in peace. He is, however, quite candid in considering the other alternative -- war with Russia. Some of the most interesting chapters are those which concern central and northern Europe.
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