Books: Embattled Farmer

THE CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION—Hermann Rauschnmg—Putnam—($2.75).

Public assassinations of statesmen and kings (probably with the connivance of the police); weird disappearances; bloody purges; sudden emergence of strange characters from underground struggles in Europe's political depths; treason in the highest places; deserters running from all sides to all camps — in the ten years before World War II these curiosa were not merely foretastes of war and the collapse of nations. They were evidence to one East Prussian farmer that "an age has come to its end," because the moral sanctions by which until then men...

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