‘… [T]his book does not claim to be a history… of the Peace Conference … It is only a sketch … of the problems which the war created … of the simplistic ways in which they were conceived by the distinguished politicians who volunteered to solve them; of the delegates’ natural limitations and electioneering commitments and of the secret influences by which they were swayed; of the peoples’ needs and expectations; of the unwonted procedure adopted by the Conference and of the fateful consequences of its decisions to the world’. By the Irish journalist Emile Joseph Dillon, Russian correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, 1887-1914.
A sustained criticism of the Peace Conference, identifying major flaws in its handling of Bolshevism and the incoherence of the plan for a League of Nations.
I: THE CITY OF THE CONFERENCE
II: SIGNS OF THE TIMES
III: THE DELEGATES
IV: CENSORSHIP AND SECRECY
V: AIMS AND METHODS
VI: THE LESSER STATES
VII: POLAND’S OUTLOOK IN THE FUTURE
X: ATTITUDE TOWARD RUSSIA
XII: HOW BOLSHEVISM WAS FOSTERED
XIII: SIDELIGHTS ON THE TREATY
XIV: THE TREATY WITH GERMANY
XV: THE TREATY WITH BULGARIA
XVI: THE COVENANT AND MINORITIES
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1920
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