Modernizing the Monroe Doctrine

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In the following pages Mr. Sherrill offers a vigorous and stimulating discussion of some of the most interesting and most important questions that now confront the American people. He touches on many disputed points and makes some novel and even radical proposals. In doing these things he stimulates and indeed compels the reader to think for himself on questions of international politics, and this is just now the most crying need of the American people.

Circumstances over which we have had no control, and conditions which we have been powerless to change, have completely altered the relation of the United States to the rest of the world during the lifetime of the present generation. International trade we have always had more or less, and the tide of immigration has flowed strongly toward our shores for the greater part of a century. Science, which knows no national boundaries and no limitations of language, has always been a force making for international appreciation and understanding, as have the fine arts, while literature has lagged only a little distance behind. The world had been internationalized almost without our knowing it, and when the storm of . . .

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