Books: U.S. Encircled

U. S. Encircled

THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PEACE—Nicholas John Spykman—Harcourf, Brace ($2.75).

The late Professor Nicholas John Spyk man (rhymes with Beekman) bequeathed a nightmare to U.S. readers. The nightmare was that, seen globally, North America is an island encircled by the stronger Eurasian land mass. The purpose of this little book, which is really a 61-page footnote to Professor Spykman's America's Strategy in World Politics (TIME, April 20, 1942), is to wake Americans to the realization that Spykman's geopolitical nightmare is no dream.

The Geography of the Peace was compiled from notes for...

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