Books: In Praise of Fish

THE POLITICIAN: HIS HABITS, OUTCRIES AND PROTECTIVE COLORING—J. H. Wallis—Stokes ($3).

The love of politicians for the flag, the home, motherhood and other sanctified institutions has been a favorite theme of U. S. satirists since Lowell wrote The Biglow Papers. That this particular vein of fun has run thin became apparent last week with the publication of a ponderously humorous volume, patterned on Machiavelli's The Prince, purporting to bring to aspiring officeseekers the same quality of sagacious instruction, supported by instances drawn from practical politics, that the cynical Italian gave to the despots...

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