In This Review

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
By William Appleman Williams
World Publishing Co., 1959, 219 pp

An interesting and provocative critical analysis of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. The author's central theme of the unhappy continuity of "open-door imperial expansion" is obviously debatable, as is his interpretation of the mainsprings of Soviet policy--a highly relevant factor in any discussion of the American position.