Books

Blessed Are the Peacemakers
July 17, 1935

Europe: War or Peace? by Walter Duranty. Boston: World Peace Foundation. 47 pages. 50 cents. The Pipe Dream of Peace, by John W. Wheeler-Bennett. New York: William Morrow and Company. 318 pages. $3. Peace and the Plain Man, by Norman Angell. New York: Harper and Brothers. 344 pages. $2.50 The Price of Peace, by Frank H. Simonds. New York: Harper and Brothers. 380 pages. $3. The title of Mr. Duranty’s booklet, “Europe: War or Peace?” is a question that is asked today more anxiously than it was in 1914.

Mr. Justice Cardozo: A Man of Good Will
July 17, 1935

Out of the recent planetary turmoil of the Supreme Court, those down below who have been counting on the liberal Justices have been denied even a handful of stardust. Mr. Justice Roberts cut short in the railroad pension case what had been all along a rather indecent one-sided flirtation. Justices Hughes and Stone have been giving the liberals a passing solace, but theirs was never a deeply rooted point of view, and their liberalism has waned with the decline of the prestige of the New Deal. As for Mr.

Intelligence and Power
April 25, 1934

Those who contend that intelligence is capable of exercising a significant role in social affairs and that it would be well if it had a much larger in

Intellect or Religion?
September 14, 1932

To us today George Eliot must present a biographical and not a critical problem. The question of why her work has lost relevance and charm has been pr

Lady Chatterly's Lover
July 03, 1929

I believe, in fact, that in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” Lawrence has written the best descriptions of sexual experience which have yet been done in Eng

Towards a Rational Modernism
April 25, 1928

Is there some fundamental canon of judgment which will give modernism in design a firm base to stand on? If such a base is lacking, we will only subst

Ibsen the Romantic
March 27, 1928

With Ibsen as with Beethoven the beauty comes not from the tunes, but from the way they are used and are worked into the joints of the action.

Education Without Sex Taboos
November 16, 1927

Children should not at any age be taught that certain parts of the body are peculiar. Questions about sexual matters must be answered in the same tone

Recent Fiction
July 07, 1926

Banzai, by John Paris, New York: Boni and Liveright. $2.50. The author, at one time attached to the British embassy in Tokyo and writing under the name of John Paris, knows well certain phases of Japanese life. In Banzai he indicates his familiarity with geisha and yoshiwara problems, with student life and restaurants. But Banzai is much more trivial than the author’s previous novels of Japanese life, Kimono and Sayonara.

The Twin Pillars
July 07, 1926

Pushkin, by Prince D. S. Mirsky. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company. 266 pages. $2.50. Gogol, by Janko Lavrin. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company. 263 pages. $2.50. The Republic of Letters series, under the editorship of Dr. William Rose, was recently inaugurated with Mr. Aldington’s admirable study of the life and genius of Voltaire.

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