Military strategy versus diplomacy in Bismarck's time and afterwards -- Diplomacy versus military strategy: how the central empires might have played the diplomatic game -- The German theory of warfare and the results of its application -- German land hunger and other underlying causes of the war -- Appendix: correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt.
"The first of the articles included in this volume grew out of a paper read before the Phi beta kappa alumni of New York, in December, 1914. It was first published in 1915, as was the second article. The other two articles were published in the autumn of 1917. The first and fourth articles originally papeared in the Political science quarterly; the second and the third in the North American review"--Pref.