Books: Power Politics

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: SHIELD OF THE REPUBLIC — Walter Lippmann — Little, Brown ($1.50).

The statesman who means to maintain peace (and yet not play power politics) "must with cold calculation organize and regulate the politics of power." This is no quotation from Goebbels but from Walter Lippmann.* In U.S. Foreign Policy, Mr. Lippmann devotes 177 pages to a lucid discussion of what has been right and what is now wrong in the U.S. notions of its place in the world.

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