Mr. Herrick Arraigns America's False Gods

The Story. Ostensibly the account of one man's life, this is in reality a keen, sweeping arraignment of the destructive forces of "Waste" which the author visions as imperilling the America of today. His protagonist, Jarvis Thornton, ultimately works out a philosophy which one dimly feels to be the author's own panacea—if, indeed, one can be found—for the danger.

It is not a matter of material values; it is the waste of spiritual forces which appals him: the sort of spiritual...

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