Books: A Socialist in Rome

ROMAN HOLIDAY — Upton Sinclair — Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Upton Sinclair writes in a wide-eyed way that is reminiscent of Little Rollo. but the things he writes about are not Rollo-esque. If a civilization could be destroyed by "indicting" it, Indicter Sinclair would long since have left not one stone upon another.

The narration of Roman Holiday, Sinclair's latest attack on capitalism, is put in the mouth of an advocatus diaboli: Luke Faber, conservative New Englander. manufacturer and gentleman-driver of racing cars. He is rich, socially correct. has a mistress and a fiancee, is popular with his fellow-townsmen and a power in...

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