A New Doctrine for the Americas

By Charles Wertenbaker
VIKING, $2.00
FRANKLY journalistic rather than scholarly in scope, contents, and style, this is a useful primer of elementary information on the neighbors to the South whom few Americans know as well as they should. The author, who is foreign news editor of Time, lays down a three-point summary of American foreign policy: maintenance of international law and trade under an international banking system based on gold; resistance to Japanese domination of the Far East; preservation of the politics and economy of the LatinAmerican countries from domination by any European or Asiatic power. He believes these objectives can be better attained in cooperation with Great Britain than in the adoption of a narrowly nationalistic hemisphere policy that would probably involve a greater use of force in dealings with the Latin-American countries.
w. H. C.