Books: Bourgeois Bolshevik

A PROGRAMME FOR PROGRESS — John Strachey — Random House ($3).

In the early 19303 a minor revolution occurred in the U. S. The Communist Party, having failed for years "to capture the masses," much to its own surprise "captured the intelligentsia." Almost overnight, writers, admen, publishers, newshawks, college professors, engineers, lawyers, heiresses, cinemactresses, vaudevillians began to call each other comrade and urge their Negro maids to attend Communist rallies on their nights off. This triumph brought special inconveniences in its train. Workers asked few questions. But the intelligentsia were the...

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