In This Review

Democracy and Foreign Policy
Democracy and Foreign Policy
By R. Bassett
Longmans (for the London School of Economics and Political Science), 1952, 654 pp

Taking the Sino-Japanese conflict of 1931-33 as a case study, Mr. Bassett is primarily concerned with the movement of British public opinion on foreign policy. In developing the subject he challenges the techniques and inconsistencies of the critics of Sir John Simon. As in the United States, "criticism became more widespread and more extreme the farther critics were removed in point of time from the action or inaction complained of."