OW THE FAR EAST WAS LOST by Anthony Kubek

OW THE FAR EAST WAS LOST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled ""American Policy and the Creation of Communist China, 1941-1949"" Dr. Kubek, Chairman of the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Dallas, states: ""The Far Eastern policy pursued during the Roosevelt-Truman administrations has long been the subject of spirited controversy among historians"". One may be sure that controversy will leap into flame again with the appearance of this book, for it is the most solidly researched, as well as one of the most scathing, statements of ""how we won the war and lost the peace"". Beginning with a detailed account of how we ""forced"" Japan, ""the only power--other than U.S.-China alliance--that was able to check the flow of the Red Tide"", into attacking us at Pearl Harbor, the author proceeds to unroll the conspiracy theory of Teheran and Yalta, with FDR cast as the nconscious villain, surrounded by dupes and Communist agents. The plot thickens with the activities of Owen Lattimore, Harry Dexter White and Generals Marshall and Stilwell. ""The way we treated the Government of China (Chiang's)...is the sorriest chapter in the history of America's relations with other countries...The utter consistency of our policy in serving Soviet ends leaves no conclusion other than that pro-Communist elements in our government and press 'planned it that way.'"" Historians who see it otherwise will have their work cut out for them, refuting all the ""damning detail"" in Dr. Kubek's charges.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1963
Publisher: Regnery