Books: Ortega on Spain

INVERTEBRATE SPAIN—José Ortega y Gasset—Norton ($2.75).

Professors have always been a byword and a hissing to Wall Street, and—except for their late brief heyday—not too highly regarded in Washington. But in 1932 appeared a book by a professor, and a Spaniard at that, which was read with respect by brokers and Senators alike. The Revolt oj the Masses (TIME, Sept. 19, 1932) was one of those surprise best-sellers which was not aimed at the large depression-chastened audience it found. That book established Professor José Ortega y Gasset in the U. S. consciousness as an original and forceful thinker-about-civilization. Last week his third...

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