A war correspondent, who stole a march on many others, a good many years ago, reviews the war from today's perspective, hoping to add his weight to the side of prevention. Outlining the sentimental shibboleths which concealed the real motives that dragged us into the war, he then goes on to a detailed picture of the years 1917-1918 -- followed by a denunciation of the leaders, military and political -- Wilson, Lodge, Dalfour, etc. Then a plea for complete isolation policy. A reporter's job, very ""Journalese"" -- rapid, with an angry punch, but eminently readable. Nothing now -- but possibly successive rehashes serve a purpose.