Books: Variations by Schuman

DESIGN FOR POWER—Frederick L Schuman—Knopf ($3.50).

This book confirms reports that Clarence Streit (Union Now with Britain) has converted Frederick L. Schuman (Night Over Europe). Since some 5,000 readers faithfully buy all Professor Schuman's books on current history, his conversion must be taken as something of an event. It may also be taken as a timely warning of what happens when an idea like Union Now falls among doctrinaires.

The first 289 pages of Design for Power recapitulate the recent history of Japan, the U.S., five European countries. Says Professor Schuman on page 290: "The gentle reader who has come thus far in...

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