Books: Intellectuals, Arise

FAITH FOR LIVING—Lewis Mumford—Harcourf, Brace ($2).

Fear enters Lewis Mumford's door with the daily newspaper. The last radio report in the evening causes him a living nightmare which slips imperceptibly into the horrors of his sleep. These and other apocalyptic afflictions he describes this week in Faith for Living, 333 pages as hortatory as Isaiah, as alarming as The Book of Revelation. But by implying that every right-feeling man these days must awake with a shriek and a shiver in the dead of night to find himself surrounded by phantom parachutists, he somewhat alienates...

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