Books: What can the Mattergy?

THE EXPLORATIONS OF GEORGE BURTON (294 pp.)—John F. Wharton—Simon & Schuster ($3).

"Yesterday, on my [60th] birthday,' wrote Britain's sardonic Economist George Schwartz recently in his London Sunday Times column, "I came to a great resolve. I have resigned from the intelligentsia ... I have had enough of it. I have decided to line up with the damfool section of the population, the 95%, meaning you ... As a ci-devant intellectual I was one of the elect. I knew what it was all about, whereas the supreme characteristic of you, my new associates, is that...

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