The author of Road to Reaction (answer to Hayek's Road to Serfdom) with an a defense of democracy as we have read- a...

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AMERICA'S DESTINY

The author of Road to Reaction (answer to Hayek's Road to Serfdom) with an a defense of democracy as we have read- a positive case for democracy vs dictatorship not simply a nebulous political philosophy. Like a surgeon, he outs through the larinth of Communism and charts its dangers to world peace. He sees Stalin as mellowed, but tired, held to a course of aggressive world domination by a younger group. He believes that the USA, foremost proponent of democracy, despite its defects, must devel and maintain its military strength to thwart Communism, and must exert pressure where needed. He takes a viewpoint at odds, for example, with Lippmann's current series -- claiming (does Finer) that we must do more than we can afford. An illuminating and powerful argument, written dispassionately, and worth wide distribution among those need forceful arguments on the side of the western democracies.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947