Books: Visitor to a Small Planet

SUPERNATION AT PEACE AND WAR by Dan Wakefield. 252 pages. Atlantic-Little, Brown. $5.95.

Students of the ridiculous will be gratified to learn that the city mothers of Phoenix, Ariz., some months ago organized a Mothers' March Against Topless. That is not quite as gratifying, perhaps, as would have been the news of a Topless March Against Mothers.

But the T.M.A.M. will surely happen sooner or later. In the meantime, the M.M.A.T. meets the minimum daily requirement for absurdity, without which life in these troubled times would degenerate into meaningfulness.

There are many splendid absurdities...

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