Books: The Drowning Children

OUR THREATENED VALUES (218 pp.)—Victor Gollancz — Henry Regnery ($2.50)

"There is a legend in the Talmud which . . . runs like this: that when the Egyptians were drowning in the Red Sea, and Miriam was singing her song of triumph . . . the angels in heaven began to take up the refrain; but God stopped them saying, 'What? My children are drowning and ye would rejoice?'"

This legend sums up British Publisher-Socialist Victor Gollancz' political jeremiad. After a lifetime of left-wing and fellow-traveling activity, Gollancz has discovered that man's only guide in life is a set of ethics absolutely and...

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