Books: America, I Love You

REFLECTIONS ON AMERICA (205 pp.)—Jacques Maritaln—Scribner ($3.50).

Few Americans would dare say about their country what Author Maritain says—for fear of being accused of extreme patriotic partiality, even of jingoism. But France's Jacques Maritain loves America. And, unlike most European (or American) intellectuals, who are apt to be apologetic or patronizing when they praise the U.S., Maritain proclaims his love with unstinted ardor. Having taught in and known the U.S. for almost a quarter of a century, Philosopher Maritain is familiar with America's authentic face and voice; yet he remains enough of a stranger...

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