THE LAW BREAKERS by M. Stanton & Margaret Moore Evans

THE LAW BREAKERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stanton Evans, one of the most vociferous belligerents of the Old Right (National Review contributor; The Liberal Establishment- 1965) now surveys the benighted social scene, with expectedly some scattershot condemnation of political manifestations. No one will argue with the major contentions: affluence has been correlative with decadence; crime, along with drugs, promiscuity, delinquency, is on the upsurge; there has been a breakdown in both family and religious values. But can ""indiscriminate welfarism"" be held responsible for subsidized idleness and loss of incentive and are there not deeper causes for the contemporary anomie? is the civil rights program to be dismissed as Just ""civil disobedience homiletics"" on the part of Rev. Martin Luther King (with both Kennedys not far behind); does the fact that Genet is a ""convicted thief and self-proclaimed pederast"" disqualify him from ""honest literature"" whatever that might be. Evans' dangerously unselective use of the specific, sometimes out of context, is to be watched just as vigilantly as he monitors the scene.

Pub Date: Feb. 3rd, 1967
Publisher: Arlington House