Beaty John - The Iron Curtain over America


Author : Beaty John
Title : The Iron Curtain over America
Year : 1954

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Many authors of books on the current world scene have been White House confidants, commanders of annies, and others whose authority is indicated by their official or military titles. Such authors need no introduction to the public. A prospective reader is entitled, however, to know something of the background and experience of an unknown or little-known writer who is offering a comprehensive volume on a great and important subject. In the spring of 1926, the author was selected by the Albert Kahn Foundation to investigate and report on world affairs. Introduced by preliminary correspondence and provided with numerous letters of introduction to persons prominent in government, politics, and education, he gained something more than a tourist's reaction to the culture and institutions, the movements and the pressures in the twenty-nine countries which he visited. In several countries, including great powers, he found conditions and attitudes significantly different from the conception of them which prevailed in the United States. Though previously successful in disposing of his writings, he was unable, however, to get his observations on the world situation published, except as the Annual Report of the Foundation and in his friendly home state of Texas- in the Dallas Morning News, of which he was a special foreign correspondent, and in the Southwest Review, in whose files his "Race and Population, Their Relation to World Peace" can still be seen as a virtual prognosis of the oncoming war. ...

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