This book, first published in 1944, assesses the prospects of peace following the Allied victory in the Second World War. It examines the tasks that victory would impose on the victors; the development during the war of US policies, military and political; the errors that caused the war; and the viewpoints and needs of the Allied powers. Concluding that the future peace could be only achieved through the power and influence of the United States, it argues that the process of uniting the Allies in peace would need greater statesmanship than united them in war against a common enemy.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Looking Forward 1. The Uses of Victory 2. Time, Space and Power 3. What is Peace? Part 2. America in the Mediterranean 4. Prelude to Invasion 5. Our French Allies 6. Our British Allies 7. French Versus French 8. Italy’s Surrender Part 3. Democratic Failure 9. Spain Divides Americans 10. Wasted Victory 11. Invitation to Aggression 12. Our Extreme Nationalists Part 4. After Victory 13. Germany After Defeat 14. The Enigma of Russia 15. Britain’s Policy and Ours 16. What Will America Do? 17. Our Southern Neighbours