Books: The Craven Idol

ODYSSEY OF THE SELF-CENTERED SELF (184 pp.)—Roberf Elliot Fitch—Harcourt, Brace & World ($3.95).

This is the agin' book of the season. Robert Elliot Fitch, Dean of California's Pacific School of Religion at Berkeley, is agin' atheism, agnosticism, romanticism, rationalism, humanism, positivism, existentialism and cubism. He is agin' progressive educators. Method actors, permissive parents, Vedantists, Taoists, Zen Buddhists and Bohemians. Getting personal, he is agin' Jean Jacques Rousseau, Arthur Schopenhauer. Walt Whitman, Alfred Kinsey. Adlai Stevenson, Aldous Huxley, Jack Paar, Caryl Chessman, Erich Fromm, Boris Pasternak, Charles Van Doren, Tennessee Williams, Françoise Sagan,...

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