Books: A Thinking Man's Liberal

SHADOW & SUBSTANCE by John P. Roche. 468 pages. Macmillan. $6.95.

He has been called an "imperialist" and "the defender of the ancien régime." He has been accused of "whitewashing McCarthy" and "throttling civil liberties." A John Bircher? An editor of the National Review? Not at all. He is John P. Roche (as in coach), national chairman of Americans for Democratic Action.

Times have changed, and so have many liberals. While championing some of the old, established causes to the hilt, Roche, a respected constitutional historian at Brandeis, belongs to a new breed of...

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