Roberts, Henry L.
July 1959
Foreign Affairs;Jul1959, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p684
Academic Journal
This article presents information about various books on international relations. The book "Communism and Social Democracy, 1914-1931" by G.D.H Cole, deals with the whole range of Socialist and Communist movements in Europe, in Asia and in the Western Hemisphere. The book "The Human Condition," by Hannah Arendt, discusses man's vita activa: the meaning of human labor, work and action, and their implications in the modern age. The book "Consciousness and Society," by H. Stuart Hughes, focuses on the mental climate. In this exceptionally interesting and wide-ranging essay in intellectual history Professor Hughes is concerned chiefly with those thinkers, at the turn of the century, who have so profoundly influenced the mental climate. The book "International Politics in Atomic Age," by John H. Herz, discusses the international politics with particular attention to the question of the applicability or inapplicability of traditional concepts to present conditions. The book "Political Origin of the New Democracy, 1917-1918," by Arno J. Mayer, is a detailed study of the emergence in both military camps of powerful new themes respecting war aims and diplomacy in the year that followed the March revolution in the Soviet Union and the entry of the United States into the conflict.


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