In This Review

The New Dimensions of Peace
The New Dimensions of Peace
By Chester Bowles
Harper, 1955, 391 pp.

The former Ambassador to India here presents his analysis of the world crisis and his prescription for an American stance and policy to meet it. In his estimate, the prospects are reasonably encouraging in Europe. He therefore puts principal emphasis upon Asia and Africa, where he feels that American prestige has been declining, where we have failed thus far to meet the challenges of the times, and where, very possibly, the issue between Communism and democracy will be decided. In general he proposes that we make full use of the mighty ferment still present in democratic ideals to regain the confidence of the non-European world, a confidence that military strength alone cannot create.