Books: Tribes, 1929

THE MODERN FAMILY—Ruth Reed— Knopf ($3). In academic circles ideas need not be new to be exciting. Despite some circumlocation, Author Reed, not original, has enough feminist and liberal passion to excite one way or another those who care about The Family. For instance, in a Southern university not 1,000 miles from Dayton, Tenn., the president wrothily returned to Manhattan a copy of this book sent for examination.

Cause of academic commotion for or against it is probably that most of the book is based on ethic rather than fact. A few not-so-original...

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