The Round Table, founded by British imperialistic members of "Lord Milner's Kindergarten", edited until recently by Lord Lothian, our present ambassador, is apparently a scholarly quarterly devoted to the interests of the Empire. "America and the World Crisis" in the September, 1939, issue which has just arrived, makes clear how far America disappointingly still fails to meet the requirements of one of the Commonwealths of the British nation. Ostensibly written from America by an American, one can imagine Lothian writing or supervising it just before he left for America to present himself as ambassador propagandist. It reveals that though we are gauche, inexperienced, we have something the British value.
"If war is actually precipitated, President Roosevelt will call a special session of Congress . . . and will seek the practically guaranteed repeal of the arms embargo . . . The full economic, industrial, agricultural resources of the United States would then be at the disposal of Great Britain . . . though perhaps on a 'cash and carry' basis . . .
"How, when, or whether the United States would actually be drawn into the conflict is, naturally, a question that cannot be answered, but if one is estimating the probabilities they are that the history of 1914-17 would be foreshortened and repeated. . .
"The neutrality law is a sort of fiction, not applicable at present . . . almost certain to be repealed by the time it could legally be applied.
"The American people . . . are emotionally unneutral, far more so than in 1914. But they also are against sending an expeditionary force abroad. Therefore the precise pattern of participation might be very different from that of 1917, but it might be none the less effective . . .
"The drive for a new neutrality law was deplorably mismanaged by