23 MARCH 1918, Page 17

The President's Control of Foreign Relations. By E. S. Corwin.

(H. Milford. 6s. 6d. net.)—Professor Corwin in this valuable book has collected and analysed the documents and debates illustrating the nature of the American President's control of foreign policy,

and the extent to which it may be modified by Congress. On the whole, the author concludes that " the net result of a century and a quarter of contest for power and influence in determining the inter- national destinies of the country remains decisively and conspicu- ously in favour of the President." Professor Corwin remarks very justly that such a result tells against those who complain of " secret diplomacy " in Europe.