Books: Lectures, Not Too Serious

TOWARD A PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY—Jose Orfega y Gassef—Norfon ($2.75).

When The Revolt of the Masses (1932) became an international bestseller, nobody was more surprised than its author, Jose Ortega y Gasset, a quiet professor of metaphysics at Madrid University. But this forecast, actually written three years before Hitler came to power, soon had the ring of prophecy: "Before long there will be heard throughout the planet a formidable cry, rising like the howling of innumerable dogs to the stars, asking for someone or something to take command, to impose an occupation, a duty."


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