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THE HEART OF EUROPE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Switzerland, epitomizing the ""formula for the only possible European future"" -- the proving ground for the truest democracy in the world -- that complex, paradoxical turntable of Europe. An enthusiastic, but by no means blindly so, appraisal of a country with a heterogeneous background people and geography, unified in spirit and tradition, through centuries of equalized cooperation. The authors study the face of the country, its history, its government, a genuine federation where the state is servant of the citizen; its people, composed of various races, tongues, religions, conservative yet progressive; its industries and culture; its adaptation of neutrality to today's challenge. Perhaps not a definitive book on Switzerland, but a book sorely needed at a time when Switzerland can sustain its identity, its more than 90% anti-Nazi philosophy, an island in a Fascistic world.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1941
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce