27 NOVEMBER 1936, Page 20

[To the Editor of THE SPEc-rATon.] SIR, —Your reviewer's description of

my book The Alternative to War is a misrepresentation so complete that I am compelled immediately to challenge it. He writes : " He (that is the author) believes that the granting of ' access to raw materials ' and a transfer of mandates to the dissatisfied Powers would

be an important step. This is his Alternative to War." He refers, further, to `gains of territory,' a policy of surrender to force of the British Empire piecemeal,' to hand over territory in accordance with some vague principle of justice.'

The whole thesis of my book is that this is (I quote my own words) " the wrong remedy." The right remedy is to be found in redressing inequalities by (a) a Convention on raw materials, (b) equality in markets, contracts, concessions, &c. ; (c) a more liberal immigration policy ; (d) the extension and strengthening of the Mandate System, the administration remaining in the hands of the present Mandatory Powers—a policy of " progressive internationalisation." Only if we refuse to adopt this policy shall we be " faced with the need of a redistribution of territory."—Yours, &c.,