International: For That or Nothing

Shudders will go up a lot of spines because of James Burnham's new book (The Struggle for the World—John Day; $3) published just five days after President Truman's historic message to Congress (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Burnham's purpose is neither to create nor allay shudders, but to stiffen the national spine.

His argument has been made before, sometimes with more tact, sometimes with more violence—never with such a compelling combination of chilling logic and prophetic fire. Everybody will want to disbelieve it. "Fascist warmongering" will "be among the gentler terms applied to it. Only...

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