In This Review

The United States in World Affairs, 1951
The United States in World Affairs, 1951
By Richard P. Stebbins
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1952, 473 pp

In this the sixth in the Council's series of annual surveys of American postwar world policy, the treatment of recent Far Eastern developments is unusually complete, thanks mainly to the quantities of high policy information released in connection with the MacArthur crisis. The author regards 1951 as a year of considerable progress toward the reëstablishment of a global balance of power despite strong diversionary efforts abroad and at home. This achievement involved a heavy emphasis on the strategic aspects of policy and left little margin to combat the worldwide Communist initiative on the economic, social and psychological plane.