Books: Counter-Revolutionary

ARTISTS IN UNIFORM—Max Eastman— Knopf ($2.50). Like some religious sects, Communism is intolerant of criticism, quick to anathematize and excommunicate heretics. U. S. Communists, provincial to Moscow, are even more rigid than their Mother Church. For defending Exile Trotsky against Dictator Stalin, Max Forrester Eastman was sent away from the Party. Consequently hard-shell Communists will disregard one-time-Communist Eastman's Artists in Uniform as the disgruntled diatribe of a known dissenter. A pamphleteer of gusty eloquence (both his parents were Congregational ministers), Author Eastman gives his tongue and lung free rein in this fat...

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