THE NATION ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE by James Saxon Childers

THE NATION ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From a nine months' trip, a great part of which was spent as a ""specialist"" traveling and lecturing for the State Department in the International Education Exchange Program with assignments in Korea, the Philippines and India (with Pakistan and Afghanistan added later), Mr. Childers reports on the state of the United States' standing in the Orient and Middle East. It is a grim picture that he views with place after place indicating that Russia is replacing our country as the dominant nation and that Communism is becoming a spiritual force which is winning a widespread loyalty. The audiences he addressed (university and professional groups, newspapermen, etc.,), the individuals he met and the sights he saw make up the detailed background for his on the spot observations from Seoul and Panmunjom, Baguio, Bombay, Madras, Bangalore, to Katmandu, Benares, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Kabul, and on to Beirut, Jerusalem, through Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and London. His account is directed to his fellow citizens as an alert for the events that are now taking place, for an awareness of the progress that Russia, in combination with Red China, is making towards her plan for international control, and for their greater interest in more effective efforts to keep the doubtful countries from falling in line with Russia's program. Plain speaking on an important situation.

Pub Date: July 8th, 1960
Publisher: McKay