INTERNATIONAL: Renner's Balloon

A geopolitician showed his head in the U.S. last week, and no sooner was the head in sight than unfriendly tomatoes began to fly. His name is George T. Renner, he is a professor of geography at Columbia. The main merit of his plan for the postwar map of the world was the fact that he had a plan. If the Renner plan were ever taken seriously, the Axis powers could advantageously lose the war in order to win the peace.

George Renner's maps, published in Collier's, have two main geopolitical principles: 1) states should be large, 2) each should be...

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