Books: History & Argument

WHY BRITAIN IS AT WAR — Harold Nicolson—Penguin (25¢). Semi-propaganda for the literate: the British argument put with skill and fervor by a ringside spectator of British foreign policy since Versailles. The next Peace Conference will have a fighting chance of fairness, Nicolson thinks, only if a Final Treaty is negotiated between victor and vanquished at their leisure and at least a year after the Preliminary Treaty, or Diktat, is imposed. For implementing a future society of nations, he proposes (less convincingly) that all civil and military aircraft be operated by the...

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