with the Treaty of Versailles. The
other deals with Far Eastern policy.
Professor Tansill, probably America's
leading authority on diplomatic his-
torv. is professor of American diplomatic history at Georgetown University. He is the author of many books in
his field, including one of the best
revisionist histories of World War I.
Before turning to successful intervention in the Pacific, President Roosevelt had been carrying on an undeclared shooting war in the Atlantic.
But Hitler, for all his criminal folly,
had been shrewd enough to avoid
giving Roosevelt the incident which
would provoke an open American
declaration of war. A chapter, "Roosevelt is Frustrated in Europe," is provided by Dr. Frederic R. Sanborn.
Dr. Sanborn, who specializes in international law and diplomacy, had already written an earlier revisionist
study, Design for War: A Study of
Secret Power Politics, 1937-1941.
Dr. William L. Neumann is a leading authority on Far Eastern history,
especially Japanese history. His chapter is an excellent concise history of
American-Japanese relations from 1921
to Pearl Harbor. Dr. Neumann's Mak-
iuo the Peace, 1941-1945, published in
1950, is one of the very best accounts
we have on how we lost the peace in
the wartime conferences.
George Morgenstern got the smear
treatment when he published his book,
Pearl Harbor, in 1947. But Charles A.
Beard termed the book "a permanent
contribution to the quest for an understanding of the tragedy of Pearl Harbor." Dr. Beard's estimate now stands
as being well-confirmed. For this compendium, Mr. Morgenstern has written on the same subject in a chapter
entitled, "The Actual Road to Pearl
Percy L. Greaves, Jr., has devoted
himself mainly to research rather than
to writing. But his experience particularly qualified him to treat the subject
of his chapter, "The Pearl Harbor Investigations." Mr. Greaves was employed personally by Senator Owen
Brewster to assist the minority members of the joint Pearl Harbor investigating committee. For the revelation
of a considerable number of facts that
were supposed to be kept concealed, a
generous measure of credit must go to
Mr. Greaves. And. if the secret manipulation of America into the war
presents a sorry spectacle, the efforts
to conceal and suppress the truth
later are even more disgusting.
William Henry Chamberlain, a journalist who spent twelve years in Moscow, writes a chapter appropriately
entitled, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy." Mr. Chamberlain has been persistent in calling attention to the
awful and tragic fruits of global inter-
ventionism and war. His earlier book,
America's Second Crusade, is a brilliant treatment of the results in moral
and physical destruction and slavery.
George A. Lundberg, an eminent
sociologist, served as consultant for the
National Resources Planning Board.
He later became head of the Department of Sociology at the University of
Washington. His chapter approaches
the subject of American foreign policy
from the sociological standpoint, and
as it may be regarded in the light of
national interest. While some might
be inclined to disagree with his eco
logical approach at some points, tj|
will find Dr. Lundberg's discuss'
of American foieign policy basoB
a concept of continentalism inf<"*
tive and helpful.
In reasoning from the standpoint
ecology, Dr. Lundberg keeps his'*
squarely on the ground. Here we J
a welcome relief from the fane11
flights of our amateur UNESCO!
ented ecologists. One paragraph J4
these things back into the reaW
reason and deserves quotation:
"The current definition of the <9
therefore, in terms of international
versus isolation, is a thoroughly ^
neous and mischievous categoric*
designed to obscure the real Vx0 j,
and to prevent our coming to SJ
with it. ft is not at all a qu«|
ol nationalism versus international
but purely a question of the typ®|
extent of international organ'''11
and the definition of the units w
SENATOR WATKINS CORRECTS INACCURACY
(in "Water Resources and Power," December issue of Facts Forum News)
ICnili'B .Slates Simale
December 19, 195
Facte Forum, Inc.
1710 Jackson Street
Dallas 1, Texas
Dear Mr. Editor:
Your December Issue carried a summary of a radio interview
with me on the program, "Reporters Roundup".
I greatly appreciate your willingness to print this summary.
I agree heartily vith the expressed purpose of your magazine,
which la dedicated to "arousing public interest in important
current events and stimulating individual participation In the
shaping of public policy." I have seen.rather Infrequently, copies
of your magazine. I think you have, generally speaking, accomplished
your objective, and in doing so have rendered a very distinct
beneficial service in bringing discussions of Important Issues to
the knowledge of the American people.
As oftentimes happens in reporting radio interviews, some
inaccuracies have crept into the summary which you printed of
the interview with me. On pa^e 29, at the end of the fir3t full
paragraph in the lefthand column, it is stated: "The project as
authorized in the Senate bill will take between 10 and 35 years
to complete and represent a total co6t of $1,900,000,000." This
sum is' referred to as the total cost of S. 500, which was pa3sed
by the Senate during the last session. The total sum as mentioned
in the paragraph quoted is Inaccurate. What I intended to say, and
what I believe 1 did say, was that the total cost of S. 500 would
be $1,099,600,000. There are several other inaccuracies of a minor
nature which I shall not attempt to correct at this time. Had I
known this interview was to be reprinted tn part, I would have
requested permission to see the transcript for the purpose of
making whatever corrections were necessary. I think you will agree
with me that the error which in effect added approximately
$800,000,000 to the total cost was one which would create an unfavorable Ijnpression of the project's value. I should appreciate very
much publication of this letter calling attention to this error. I
I realize that the error would be easy enough to make by either
the speaker, or the reporter of what was said.
With all good wishes.
V tne U.
I e th;
Arthur V. Watkina
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