Books: New Model Labor

WHAT ARE WE TO Do?—John Strachey —Random House ($3).

To the accusation that Marxist theoreticians are as dour as they are unintelligible, the favorite Red comeback is the case of John Strachey. Cousin of the late Lytton Strachey, heir to an English baronetcy, former M.P. who in 1931 quit the Mac-Donald coalition government to join the Reds, John Strachey is a softly athletic six-footer who lectures in tails. Smoothtongued, witty, he has made himself a favorite with middle-class lecture audiences, while his Coming Struggle for Power (1933), the first and only "Party line" bestseller,...

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