THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES by Felix Morley

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an arsenal of ammunition for the opponents of the current foreign policy of the U.S. but the material is hard to get at in the form presented. Three talks given at Wesleyan have here been expanded, and new material added, the intent ""an impartial examination"" to prove that foreign policy has a scientific content and should be viewed in context of past and contiguous setting. He is a hard hitter, is Felix Morley, one time president of Haverford; he is violently opposed to bipartisan foreign policy, feeling it fallacious and directly responsible for our major blunders, in that it puts blinders on the critics. Today the gap is too wide to close, between official direction and public acceptance. He examines the basic changes that have taken place, shows how we have come full circle from a policy of aggrandizement and alliances through isolation back to aggrandizement and alliances. Balance of Power-as explored and supported by the British Empire, is no more. The world is in two camps. He poses certain tests of foreign policy:-legality, efficiency, economy, popularity. Ours today does not pass the tests. We are still trying to compensate for the ""sell-out and betrayal"" of Yalta. He points out the blunders of the League of Nations, now of United Nations. In cynical approach he examines the questionable aspects of the State Department, not hesitating to charge Communist influence. Definition must precede reorganization; both are vital. Lots of controversial material here.

Publisher: Knopf