THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC by John T. Flynn

THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As the author of numerous other political studies, Flynn's name will be familiar to those who have already come to associate it with an apprehensive outlook towards most American and world institutions existing today, and this is again an alarmed report on our disappearing freedoms. Flynn first analyzes the moral foundation upon which our Constitution was based, and illustrates what he considers the path of true democracy. Coming closer to the present, he then traces the rise of socialism and how it made itself felt in America through Roosevelt and the New Deal. Welfare planning, big government, the decrease in states' rights, all these ""symptoms"" have led to the present infringement of our constitutional rights and the sacred trust of the people. We are fast becoming the tools of a gigantic monster state. All is not lost, however, if we retrench, resign from the U.N., repeal the income tax amendment, etc.... A persistent, insistent, and to many, insidious, voice of reaction, It will carry to his following- and there may be other critical reverberations.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1955
Publisher: Devin-Adair