by WILFRID SHEED
157 pages. Sheed & Ward. $6.95.
The best writers on that ever popular, ever portentous subject, the American character, tend to be members of the familybut by a sort of adoption only. They are not quite at ease at home. They look about them with a preternaturally bright, not overfond eye. They like to go off into a corner and smile ironically when the rest of the family sings, "For he's a jolly good fellow."
George Santayana, that New England Spaniard, was such an outside-insider. So is Wilfrid Sheed, whoto...