To put this title in the singular seems ironic, once one has read the text and visualized a succession of breakdowns of...

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THE TRAGIC FALLACY

To put this title in the singular seems ironic, once one has read the text and visualized a succession of breakdowns of fallacies on which our theory of hope for peace, defense basis of armament, etc. is built. This is a book full of scareheads, but it is not presented sensationally, but built up, step by step, from the examination of war policies, peace policies, the growing power of the military, the armament race, the press build-up against Japan, the underlying idea that a strong militery and naval power is essential to defend, not home shores, but financial and economic interests abroad. He visualizes -- and claims as fact --preparation for an immense war machine and complete military dictatorship. But he fails to indicate the way out.

Pub Date: April 26, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1937