The Press: Passionate Pundit

When George Bernard Shaw received a letter from a lady asking him to explain Socialism, he wrote a 200,000-word reply entitled The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism. Who it was who asked Dorothy Thompson to write Dorothy Thompson's Political Guide, published this week, the author does not reveal. Miss Thompson, who calls her book "the intelligent Woman's Guide to Isms," approaches the fulminating Fabian in garrulousness and dogmatism, but falls far behind in endurance—her book is only twice as long as Shaw's table of contents.

Where Miss Thompson excels is in enthusiasm. "I know now that there are things...

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