Books: The Russian Spirit

RUSSIA AND JAPAN—Maurice Hindus —Doubleday, Doran ($2).

RUSSIA'S ECONOMIC FRONT FOR WAR AND PEACE—A. Yugow—Harper ($3).

Last June most democrats agreed with Adolf Hitler—within three months the Nazi armies would be in Moscow, and the Russian incident would be one with Norway, France and Greece. Even U.S. Communists shivered in their Russian boots, put less faith in Marshal Timoshenko, Voroshilov and Budenny than in Generals Winter, Mud and Slush. When the Germans bogged down, backsliding fellow travelers slid back, a statue to Lenin was unveiled in London, and nearly everybody sighed: The impossible has...

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