Books: The Old Red Mare

INFIDEL IN THE TEMPLE by Matthew Josephson. 513 pages. Knopf. $8.95.

Another old intellectual war horse of the '30s has run in the Marx Memorial Handicap and pulled up lame but far from winded after 513 grueling pages.

Matthew Josephson, now 68, is perhaps best remembered for his muckraking classic, The Robber Barons, a gallery of the "malefactors of great wealth" who dominated the second half of the 19th century in the U.S. The theme was full of pay dirt for the propagandist, but Josephson, one of the few radicals who had any notion of...

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