The Interests of the United States as a World Power

The Interests of the United States as a World Power

The Interests of the United States as a World Power

The Interests of the United States as a World Power

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The people of the United States are facing outward in time and space. We have long had warning and premonition of rendezvous with such a destiny. Even in the subconsciousness of the multitude who coveted restriction to the observer's role in world affairs, the image of another future has developed irresistibly and irrevocably. Now that war has engulfed us in surprise and initial defeat we discover our battle fronts lie on every sea and continent. We seek out and accommodate ourselves to allies in like straits with ourselves and motivated substantially and ideally in behalf of the kind of world in which our respective national interests not only can survive, but flourish in mutual respect and relative accord. It is well that we define afresh what are our national interests and what is the part we must take in working out this future if these interests are to be realized.

In these lectures Mr. Whitney Hart Shepardson has rendered an important public service. Scheduled long before our entry into war, but given two months after . . .

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