Kohn, Hans
August 1952
New Republic;8/18/52, Vol. 127 Issue 7, p22
The article analyzes the book "The Challenge to Isolation 1937-1940," by William L. Langer and S. Everett Gleason. Langer and Gleason make the reader re-travel the tortuous road from the illusions of security through the phony war and the phony peace to the rude awakening by the fall of France, a road which seemed so long and yet which took only two years to travel. Rarely have years been so crowded with events and globe-compassing consequences as the years from 1938 to 1940 were, with political pact which made the Soviet advance into Europe possible, with Japan's push Southward, and with Adolf Hitler's typical illusion about the purpose and strength of the British at that time.


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