THE FREE STATE by D.W. Brogan

THE FREE STATE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again a discussion, of historical and cultural derivation and universal implications, as Brogan (author of The English People and The American Character) examines the case for freedom, and contrasts the tradition of Germany with that of the Western world from which it has been separated. The damages which state tyranny has brought to the life of the spirit, to progress, in a country which permits no possibility of criticism of reform; politics, its virtues and drawbacks, with the healthy protection of the party system; academic and journalistic freedom; the encouragement of diversity; and finally liberty and arms, and militarism in the free state where war is the last argument -- not the only one...Enlightening evaluation, pointed, persuasive.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1945
Publisher: Knopf