Books: Brave New Scanties

THE WILD FLAG (188 pp.)—E. B. White —Houghton Mifflln ($2).

E. B. White plugs federal world government with the dazed urgency of an Esperanto salesman. He has the same high purpose, the same rosy vision, the same conviction that all it needs is a try. This collection of his slick New Yorker editorials ("they were written sometimes in anger and always in haste"), will appeal mostly to readers who clearly comprehend such a touchstone as: "Meantime we will continue to believe that although a man may have to compromise with Russia he can never compromise with truth."

White (E. for Elwyn, B. for...

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