Books: Fundamentalist v. Modernist

A FOREIGN POLICY FOR AMERICA—Charles A. Beard—Knopf ($1.50).

ISOLATED AMERICA—Raymond Leslie Buell—Knopf ($3).

That spectacular piece of reporting, American White Paper by Joseph Alsop and Robert Kintner, declared last month that U. S. foreign policy—in conception at least—is neither hare-brained nor haphazard but determined and clean-cut (TIME, April 29). But difficulties in its application and debate on its course still remain. Last week and this, two books by distinguished students of the problem were rushed into print. Each was primarily concerned with the protection of U. S.

interests; each recognized that foreign and domestic policies are inseparable. Otherwise their points of agreement were few.


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