Books: Planning and Terror

THE REDEMPTION OF DEMOCRACY—Hermann Rauschning—Alliance ($3).

A deserter from the Nazis is Hermann Rauschning, former East Prussian officer and Junker, former President of the Danzig Senate, former member of Hitler's inner circle. He described the proletarian nature of the Nazi revolution in The Revolution of Nihilism, later revealed Hitler's sinister secret conversations with his inner circle in The Voice of Destruction.

This week Author Rauschning published his third book. The Redemption of Democracy is a groping, fumbling, badly organized, passionately sincere effort to explain what many people say glibly, few understand—that World War II is a social revolution.

The revolution of nihilism, which Rauschning...

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