28 AUGUST 1926, Page 19

Professor Philip Baker writes fairly and clearly of The, League'

of Nations at Work (Nisbet and Co., 3s. 6d.), neither. protesting over much nor being unduly pessimistic. - He gives us the facts in this little book and keeps a tight rein upon hopes and theories, which is as it should be if the institutions now being elaborated at Geneva are to build up their strength before the catastrophe. of a new world war can sweep. down on us. We must see clearly and straight upon vital. questions, such as that of disarmament, and this explanation of the work of the League, written so that a child may understand it and a student. of international affairs profit by it, is to be heartily recommended. •

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