Books: Geography is Fate?

AMERICA'S STRATEGY IN WORLD POLITICS-Nicholas John Spykman-Harcourf, Brace ($3.75).

Long before Pearl Harbor, Professor Nicholas John Spykman glanced up one day from his studies of German Geopoliticians Friedrich Ratzel and Karl Haushofer to observe that, if he looked at the globe one way, the New World encircled the Old. But if he looked at the globe another way-if, for example, Germany had upset the balance of power in Europe, or Japan upset the balance of power in Asia, and these two powers joined forces-the Old World encircled the New. In this geopolitical embrace,...

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