America's Role in Asia

By Harry Paxton HowardHOWELL SOSKIN
WE have been reading a good many generalities about Asia, based on quick impressionistic trips. Mr. Howard comes along with an array of facts gleaned from long residence in Japan and China to bolster up the idea that Asia is on the march toward some destination that is far removed from the status quo. Mr. Howard gives the Western imperialist the worst of every doubt. He is perhaps a little too dogmatic in his belief that democracy can be applied successfully everywhere, irrespective of historical traditions and levels of education. But his point of view is vigorous and honest, and is hitched to no one’s propaganda wagon.