The Unmaking Of A Dictator: Books: Mar. 29, 1968

CAESAR AT THE RUBICON: A PLAY ABOUT POLITICS by Theodore H. White. 174 pages. Afheneum. $5.

The Julius Caesar usually met with in histories and in Shakespeare's theater is up to his laurels in politics; but somehow one rarely thinks of him as a politician. His grubby preoccupation with the buying and selling of votes, the maneuvers of rival factions—these tend to be obscured by poetry and rhetoric. Theodore White has chosen to treat Caesar mostly as a practitioner—and ultimately a victim—of politics. White has always been fascinated "by the way men use other men to reach their...