The World of the Four Freedoms

The World of the Four Freedoms

The World of the Four Freedoms

The World of the Four Freedoms

Excerpt

This volume of addresses, delivered during the past three years by the distinguished Under Secretary of State, the Honorable Sumner Welles, may well become a classic. These pages contain in simple, direct, and convincing form a unique presentation of the present world situation, particularly as it affects the Government and the people of the United States. Here are recorded and clearly presented the facts which led to the collapse of Woodrow Wilson's great effort to end international war by a farsighted and public-spirited plan for international cooperation. Here are recorded the outstanding facts relating to the present colossal world-wide struggle for gain and for power on the part of the aggressor nations in Europe and in Asia. Here are presented the considerations which should guide the thought and the policy of the whole world, and particularly those of the American people, when this war shall have come to an end. At that time, the people of the United States must be prepared to say most emphatically: This shall not happen again.

The reader of these pages will find--perhaps for the first time--a record of the acts and words of that group of leaders in American political life who dashed the hopes of the United States and of the world by preventing the constructive policies associated with the name of Woodrow Wilson from being put into practical effect. These were in the interest and defense of every American. It may well be that the future historian will point to these political leaders and their acts as a chief cause in making possible the world war which rages today.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.