In This Review

The Steep Places
The Steep Places
By Sir Norman Angell
Harper, 1948, 247 pp.

Seeking to discover whether mankind is heading for suicidal extinction in a conflict between the Soviet and the western worlds, the author finds the economic motivation of peoples to be less potent than that of political ideas and doctrines. He believes psychological forces to be at the root of our troubles. He thinks war is not inevitable and that one way to stave it off is through continued close coöperation between the British Commonwealth and the United States.