The Price of Power

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The Price of Power

By Hanson W. Baldwin
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1948
361 pp. $3.75
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This timely, cogent volume is the outcome of the collective labors of a study group at the Council on Foreign Relations, though the actual composition and no small part of the subject matter are attributable to Mr. Baldwin, military editor of The New York Times. One after another he takes up the specific problems posed for the United States by warfare in the atomic age -- economic mobilization, psychological factors, new weapons, intelligence work, etc. -- and dovetails them into the over-all political and strategic picture of today. Though he does not hesitate to express opinions or to take a stand on controversial issues such as universal military training, his judgments are balanced and judicious.