Books: Culture Syllabus*

ADVENTURES IN GENIUS—Will Durant —Simon & Schuster ($4).†

Marx was wrong, says Will Durant. "The real history of man is not in prices and wages, nor in elections and battles, nor in the even tenor of the common man; it is in the lasting contributions made by geniuses to the sum of human civilization and culture. . . . [The world's] history is properly the history of its great men." Says Durant, the pendulum has swung too far; it is time to turn again to hero-worship. "Too soon we extinguished the flame of our hope...

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