Religion: The Red Horseman

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Scholars have given St. John's symbols of strife and destruction various names, though the sixth chapter of Revelations, through which they ride, names only one—Death ("and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him''). The current issue of Saturday Review presents a new theory by an old student. His name: Herbert Hoover.

Ex-President Hoover, 84, concurs with the generally accepted designations of the rider on the white horse as War ("a white horse: and he...

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