Isolated America; Based on six lectures delivered in the fall of 1939 before the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Administered by Tufts College & the Cooperation of Harvard University

New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxi, [1], 457, [1], xiii, [7] pages. Footnotes. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. Ex-The Signal Corps Reference Library bookplate. Includes large fold-out map of the world inside one of the front free endpapers. Front hinge weak and has been restrengthened with glue. Cover has some wear and soiling, corners rubbed. This work is based on six lectures delivered in the fall of 1939 before the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Administered by Tufts College with the Co-operation of Harvard University. Buell, Raymond Leslie (1896–1946) editor, writer; born in Chicago. He taught history and government at several colleges during the 1920s. He was the research director (1927–33) and then president (1933–39) of the Foreign Policy Association. Served with American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919. Investigated political conditions in Africa under auspices of Bureau of International Research, Harvard and Radeliffe, 1925-1926. Member Wendell Willkie’s campaign staff, 1940. He was an early anti-isolationist, he championed a global policy for the U.S.A. In the first edition of this book, the author argued that the intervention of the United States in Europe should be conditioned upon Allied acceptance of American peace terms. Such an argument assumed a military deadlock which today does not exist. On the contrary, the situation is so urgent that the steps outlined here should be extended unconditionally--subject to the understanding that under no circumstances will the British government turn over its fleet to the Nazis. Hitler will eventually fail in organizing Europe as Napoleon failed, for his system is founded upon slavery. Nevertheless, democracy can hope to rise again as a world force only if at the end of a successful war it attacks the parochial nationalism which has proved its undoing, and brings about a real integration of at least part of the globe.

Derived from a early Kirkus review: As Director of Research and President of the Foreign Policy Association, Buell has an insider's picture of world forces at work and shows here America's stand in relation to Europe and Asia. He analyzes our position in the event that the Allies should win, that Germany should win, or that Germany should ally with Japan. He feels that the fate of America, political and economic isolationists to the contrary, is too closely involved with that of Europe for us to ignore our participation in international events. And despite the failure of the League, he hopes for a new form of world federation for which he outlines a theoretical programme. A stimulating analysis, based on wide research and sound thinking.
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Keywords: World War 2, International Integration, Sanctions, Nationalism, Fourteen Points, Rhineland, Washington Conference, Disarmament, Neutrality, Monroe Doctrine, Foreign Trade, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Migration

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