Spring 1944 • Vol. VI No. 2 Book ReviewsApril 1, 1944 |

Towards a Better World

The New Europe by Bernard Newman. Macmillan. $3.75. National Consciousness by Walter Sulzbach. American Council on Public Affairs. Cloth ed. $3.00; paper ed. $2.50. Towards An Abiding Peace by R. M. MacIver. Macmillan. $2.50. The Good Society by Walter Lippmann. Little, Brown/Atlantic Monthly Press. $2.00. When France collapsed in 1940, military observers attributed her breakdown to her attempt to win World War II by the strategy and tactics of World War I. One is reminded of this criticism when studying the prolific literature concerned with the reconstruction and reorganization of the world after this War. Going back to the Treaty of Versailles, too many of the postwar planners content themselves with merely analyzing its shortcomings and suggesting improvements which, if adopted in 1919, might have averted World War II, but are unlikely to establish a more stable peace now, twenty-five years later. The world has since proceedcd to other, more pressing problems for

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