Books: Idealist and Realist

A MODERN FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE UNITED STATES—Joseph M. Jones —Macmillan ($1.35).

How NEW WILL THE BETTER WORLD BE? —Carl L. Becker—Knopf ($2.50).

As between idealists and realists, the arguments on U.S. foreign policy (which has recently been the subject of a critical drumfire) weave back & forth, sometimes creating horrendous dissonances, sometimes blending with skilled counterpoint. The idealistic "blueprint" mind is uppermost in Joseph M. Jones's A Modern Foreign Policy for the United States, which consists of three articles originally written for FORTUNE. Mellow realism takes control in Carl L. Becker's How...

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