This is a period piece that has been completely forgotten. Mowrer exemplifies the high quality of foreign reporting on the Chicago Daily News, the paper that more than any other may be credited with creating modern American journalism and foreign correspondence. The first Pulitzer Prize in the category of foreign reporting went to Paul Scott Mowrer in the late 1920s. Stories such as he wrote would never win today. Mowrer’s book, written in the early 1920s, is an analysis of America’s role in the world after World War I. As a measure of Mowrer’s insight, he predicted the oil crisis that would come many decades later.