Books: Down with Grew & Hirohito

DILEMMA IN JAPAN—Andrew Roth—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Now that Japan has been conquered by scientific, mechanical and military skill, has the U.S. the political skill to make the victory stick? Andrew Roth, an expert on Japan, doubts it.

A onetime Naval intelligence lieutenant —now under federal indictment for a suspected part in departmental leaks (TIME, June 18)—26-year-old Author Roth is a passionate, informed, biased and frequently angry witness. A large chunk of his book is given over to a savage recapitulation of the "naive" prewar Tokyo policies of ex-U.S. Ambassador Joseph Clark Grew: a "handsome . . . distinguished elderly gentleman" who is, to...

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