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For God and GlobeChristian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War$
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Michael G. Thompson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452727

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001

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A Funeral and Two Legacies

A Funeral and Two Legacies

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(p.67) Chapter 3 A Funeral and Two Legacies
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For God and Globe
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Michael G. Thompson

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0004

This chapter begins by looking at the collapse of The World Tomorrow due to a funding crisis in 1934. It then explores the two seemingly contradictory impulses of the radical Christian internationalist coalition that had been behind the journal. One was represented by those such as Kirby Page, Dorothy Detzer, and H.C. Engelbrecht, who went on to advocate for American neutralism in the 1930s, and who influenced the debate surrounding the Nye Committee. The other was represented by those such as Reinhold Niebuhr, who went on to advocate for American interventionism at risk of war in the crisis of 1938–1941. Reading closely the journal's associations with Niebuhr's Fellowship of Socialist Christians, the chapter also examines the emergence of realism and its new “feeling rules.”

Keywords:   The World Tomorrow, Christian internationalist coalition, American neutralism, Nye Committee, American interventionism, Fellowship of Socialist Christians, realism

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