Naval War College Review


Writing in 1941, Edward Mead Earle argued that "the interrelation of commercial, financial, and industrial strength on the one hand, and political and military strength on the other ... is one of the most critical and absorbing problems of statesmanship."1 This is the enduring problem that informs the books under review. As did Earle and other writers, the authors have attempted to refine the problem and point toward its policy resolution.