In this book, the author demonstrates the reasons for experts answer, and he indicates why his answer is more valid than most contemporary plans for postwar unions and alliances. Although the more extreme form of anti-Russian sentiment is not widespread, being confined largely to certain influential factions in this country and others of the United Nations of the West, the milder attitude of mingled enthusiasm and apprehension is entertained by a substantial percentage of the people of the United States and other countries. The most decisive reason is the unique and undeniable fact of an uninterrupted peace between these countries, extending throughout the entire history of the United States. Moreover, the relations between Russia and the United States have been, for the most part, exceedingly warm, friendly, and co-operative. France and Russia were the first foreign powers to help the United States as a sovereign nation.