Books: Startling Doctrine

MAJORITY RULE AND MINORITY RIGHTS —Henry Steele Commager—Oxford ($1.50).

Most Americans take for granted the fact that the U.S. Constitution has outlived practically every other written constitution of the past two centuries. But you would never know it to read the books written by the intellectuals of 1942 and 1943. Charles Beard (The Republic), Peter Drucker (The Future of Industrial Man), Hamilton Basso (Mainstream), Herbert Agar (A Time for Greatness), Henry Wallace (The Century of the Common Man), James Truslow Adams (The American), Walter Lippmann (whose The Good Society, originally published...

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