Books: Marxian Molt


1919—John Dos Passes — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

When Karl Marx postulated class struggle as the essence of social history he meant something subtler than street-riots and strikes. There is also the psychological struggle in which adversity gives the underdog strength, perversity steals the upper-dog's strength away. The War and its aftermath exemplified such a struggle: when the underdogs who did the fighting found out for whom they were fighting and why, there was a revolution in their way of thinking that shed no blood, but shed many of the orthodox ideals that had...

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