National Affairs: Big Michigander

Big Michigander (See Cover)

The editor of the Grand Rapids, Mich. Herald dug a forefinger reflectively behind his ear, where his scholarly spectacles bit him, scratched a big house-match for his long denicotinized cigar, and turned back to his typewriter. It was November 1,1925; he was finishing his third book, The Trail of a Tradition. In it he had recorded his belief that, historically and logically, U. S. isolation from foreign affairs is not only an "unbroken highway from yesterday to now" but the "safer, surer way."

On the title page of his book...

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