Books: Selfless Self-Portrait

TOWARD FREEDOM— Jawaharlal Nehru —John Day ($4).

Jawaharlal Nehru is in jail again, serving a four-year term. He has had plenty of that: only twice since 1921 has he been out for more than a year at a time. Nominally, his offenses have been slight. Actually, his offense has been that he is one of the world's most uncompromising advocates of unlimited democracy, continuously troublesome in the imperialistic back yard of democracy's present arch-defender. He has been three times President of the Indian National Congress; next to Gandhi himself he is the most powerful leader in India. And as a leftist, undiluted...

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