Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 98 (June 1947)
Dunlap, Henry A.
Books on Germany, part 4, pp. 8-10 PDF (2.0 MB)
International Organization at San Francisco ..." Text is in English, French, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Agenda for a Postwar World, by J. B. Condliffe (New York, W. W. Nor- ton, 1942, 232 pages). This work is an attempt to state some of the vast and intricate problems that will have to be answered in order to establish and maintain a lasting peace. It is mainly concerned with economic matters and recommends that "the peace must be politically hard, but it ought to be economically generous." On the Threshold of World Order, by V. M. Dean (New York, Foreign Policy Association, 1944, 96 pages). A non-technical, brief discussion of such problems as the future of the British Commonwealth, the post-war German problem, armaments, the economy of tomorrow, and similar topics. This pamphlet merely gives background information to enable the reader to form his own opinion on the problems discussed. Documents on American Foreign Relations, January 1938-June 1944. (Boston, World Peace Foundation, 1939-1945, 6 vols). This set is spe- cifically prepared in order to con- tribute "to a better popular under- standing of American foreign re- lations." It includes speeches, papers, statutes, and treaties. A good index in each volume facilitates the use of this work. The United Nations Economic and Social Council, by H. Finer (Boston, World Peace Foundation, 1946, 121 pages). The Economic and Social Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations. This book discusses the position of this Council in relation to other inter- national agencies, and its relation to other U.N. organs. The Origins and Background of the Second World War, by C. Grove Haines and Ross J. S. Hoffman (New York, Oxford University Press, 1943, 659 pages). Written before World War II came to an end, this work seeks to explain World War II by an analysis of world events since the first World War and a keen examina- tion of the politics, economics, re- ligions, and cultures of our day. An excellent bibliography is given at the end of each chapter. War and Peace Aims of the United Nations September 1, 1939-December 31, 1942, edited by L. W. Holborn (Boston, World Peace Foundation, 1943, 730 pages). A very inclusive compilation of statements by the various nations concerning their war and peace aims. It includes agree- ments, treaties, and speeches of re- sponsible statesmen. The material is arranged by country, then chrono- logically. Use of the work is facilitat- ed by a good index. Appendices contain speeches and statements made by the various religious de- nominations and political parties. International Conciliation (New York, Carnegie Endowment for Inter- national Peace, 1940-date). This publication is issued each month and contains short papers on current international problems by America's greatest scholars, addresses by inter- nationally known statesmen, treaties, state papers, and similar documents. At the end of the year all twelve issues bound together form an ex- tremely valuable compilation of im- portant international papers for the year. Problems of Post-warReconstruction, edited by Henry P. Jordan (Wash- ington, D. C., American Council on Public Affairs, 1942, 292 pages). A collection of the opinions of eminent American scholars on the vital post-war international problems that now confront the world. The general topics treated include: In Quest of Peace, Problems of the Old World, The Western Hemisphere, Government and Business, and The Paradox of Power Politics. Full Production without War, by Harold Loeb (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1946, 284 pages). A scholarly and technical study of the problem "of adjusting production in the United States so that the needs of many of the desires of the entire population" can be met. The author maintains the thesis that non-pro- duction "created the climate which fostered the birth and growth of the Fascist-Nazi ideology." Problems of the Postwar World, edited by T. C. T. McCormick (New York, 1945, 526 pages). This is a symposium on post-war problems, divided into three main parts: Eco- nomic Policy, Government and So- ciety, and International Relations. "The papers in this volume are ad- dressed to the educated and throught- ful layman and not to the social scientist." Some of the topics covered are: Income and Employment, Bases .of Economic Foreign Policy, Post-war Education, American-British Relations, and The Peoples of Germany. The New Europe, by Bernard New- man (New York, Macmillan, 1944, 568 pages). Written before the end of World War II this is a suggestion for the organization of post-war Europe. The plan is based on the principles of the Atlantic Charter, and after an introduction entitled "Approach to the Problem" the author devotes separate chapters to Poland, Russia, the Baltic states, Finland, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, France, Italy, and Germany. Each chapter treats briefly the hi- storical growth of the nation, its racial elements, geography, and its position in relation to the rest of Europe. Of great value are the clear statements of the problems faced by these nations at the end of the war. -Look to Frontiers, by R. Peattie (New York, Harper, 1944, 246 pages). The subtitle of this work is: "A Geo- graphy for the Peace Table." It is not so much concerned with politics nor history, but largely with "the earth factors," which includes geo- politics, regionalism, boundaries, and related matters. The book is avowedly written for popular consumption. United Nations Agreements, edited by M. B. Schnapper (Washington, American Council on Public Affairs, 1944, 376 pages). "Primarily a record of those important agreements, pledges, and declarations which have been made by two or more of the United Nations and associated coun- tries since the outbreak of the war." Included are broad general agree- ments such as the Atlantic Charter; broad post-war agreements; food and agriculture agreements, lend-lease and military service agreements; spe- cial agreements between the United States and other nations; special arrangements among other nations to WEEKLY INFORMATION BULLETIN 9 23 JUNE 1947
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