THE FOUR CORNERSTONES OF PEACE by Vera Micheles Dean

THE FOUR CORNERSTONES OF PEACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Anyone who has heard Mrs. Dean on the lecture platform will welcome the news that she has prepared this primer of international affairs and contributed her own clarity of understanding and commentary. Addressed to the citizen, this is a view of the peace conference of the past year -- the mechanics of peace which are powerless, ineffectual, unless supported by an informed, responsible public opinion. Dunbarton Oaks -- its ten key points, and a comparison with the League of Nations Covenant, the issues of sovereignty, world federation, security; the Yalta Conference, --peace for Germany, the government of Poland, the voting formula; the Mexico City conference, the question of Argentina, the Act of Chapultepec, a United America in the United Nations. The San Francisco conference as a liberalization of Dunbarton Oaks, three votes for Russia, the veto power, the trusteeship system. The Berlin conference and the Potsdam Declaration. Peace with Japan and our coming problems in Asia. Factual, informative, elementary -- one could wish for more contribution on the part of Mrs. Dean by way of analysis and enlargement. But it should be a useful handbook, keyed to perhaps a more acute intellectual market than the Arne book -- see P. 353.

Publisher: Whittlesey House