MAIN STREET'S NEW NEIGHBORS by Melvin K. Whiteleather


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A correspondent of Philadelphia's Evening Bulletin discusses the attitudes and policies of the USA towards her four neighbors, England, France, Russia, Germany. Stating that our foreign policy has been thin and indecisive, that reactionary deals have been made under the cloak of ""military necessity"", Whiteleather goes on to view the new England -- the Englishman less inhibited, more democratic, the new England of social and economic and educational reform, Churchill, magnificent as war leader, questionable as peacetime leader; the Empire; the exaggerated charges against the British colonial policy. Next France, its friction and fumbling, the Vichy deal in North Africa, the distrust of de Gaulle, the mistake of the middle-of-the-road compromise policy. Russia-nationalistic rather than communistic, her interests which are border security rather than the spread of her ideology. Finally Germany, through which he traces the foundations of totalitarianism under Frederick William, the centuries old cult of rank and authority, and Hitler, worst of his kind. The chances of peace only if these nations can unite long enough to settle their differences. A blunt, honest evaluation of international positions, policies, mistakes, misunderstandings -- informative and interesting, though not original.

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1945
Publisher: Lippincott