Books: The Loyal Cultural Opposition

RICHER BY ASIA (432 pp.)—Edmond Taylor—Houghton Mifflin ($3.75).

The first, and classic, account of German "psychological warfare" was Edmond Taylor's The Strategy of Terror (1940). In 1943, Taylor got a wartime job well suited to his gifts, as OSS coordinator with Lord Louis Mountbatten's Southeast Asia Command. Richer by Asia tells how 28 months in Asia changed him.

From his first morning's awakening in New Delhi to breathe "an air that was like some noble nourishment, distilled to rarity," Taylor determined to cultivate his awareness of India. He diagnosed the "sahib sickness" of British...

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