Books: Search for Significance

LAND OF THE FREE—Herbert Agar— Houghton Mifflin ($3.50).

The dominant argument that runs through the 305 pages of Land of the Free is that the U. S. by virtue of its geographic position and the strength of its democratic traditions, need not fear a Communist or a Fascist dictatorship, the evils resulting from excessive centralization of wealth, or the recurring crises that beset European states. This argument Herbert Agar supports with informal and inspirational discussions of U. S. culture, quotations from Marx and Cornelius Yanderbilt Jr., from Spengler. Herbert Hoover. Walter Millis, Ruth...

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