Books: Rights and Hopes

WHY EUROPE WENT TO WAR—Vera Micheles Dean—Foreign Policy Association (25¢).

THE WAY OUT OF WAR—César Saerchinger-Macmillan (60¢).

THE CASE FOR FEDERAL UNION—W. B. Curry—Penguin (25¢).

THE NEW WORLD ORDER—H. G. Wells—Knopf ($1.50).

In the summer of 1916 a 43-year-old British Laborite journalist named H. N. Brailsford wrote a book called A League of Nations. His main ideas came from a struggling organization called the League of Nations Society, founded by a handful of cool-headed idealists in 1915. Compared with such Hun-hating best-sellers as James M. Beck's The Evidence in the Case, such trench...

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