Books: Hair-Raiser

How TO RUN A WAR—Bruce Winton Knight—Knopf ($2).

In the first chapter of this harsh and hair-raising little book, Author Bruce Winton Knight, professor of economics at Dartmouth, gravely announces his argument: "Thus far in human history no formula has proved equal to the task of preventing more or less extended periods of peace." Purporting to solve that problem, How to Run a War is an ingenious pacifist tour de force, addressed to wealthy and politically powerful U. S. citizens who are "primarily responsible for American policies and opinions." As such, the book...

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