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International Socialism, Summer 1962


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From International Socialism (1st series), No.9, Summer 1962, p.33.
Thanks to Ted Crawford & the late Will Fancy.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.


Hegel On Christianity
Harper Torch-books. 15s.

This very useful volume of Hegel’s early theological writings has been translated most readably by Messrs T.M. Knox and R. Kroner, and includes a valuable introduction, for which alone the book is worth buying. The young Hegel was neglected for far too long: and these writings place the revolutionary content of the mature man’s thought in sharp contrast with his bowdlerizers of the late nineteenth century.

The Kennedy Government
Stan Opotowsky
Harrap. 15s.

Mr Opotowsky, an American journalist, has made a study of the 5,000 key men in the Kennedy administration. He gives their personal backgrounds, deals sympathetically with their political views (if any), but attempts no critical evaluation. The book is useful for anyone who wants a well-written, albeit superficial, account of the men at the top in America at the present time.

Communist China today
By S. Chandrasekhar
Asia Publishing House. 21s.

This is a shallow and pretentious narrative of a visit. It is hard to understand why a publishing house that issues good and serious books should fall for such a useless work.

The Nelson Concise World Atlas, published at 18s., is one of the more convenient small Atlases. It surveys the landmasses as such, before grouping countries into convenient regional groups. This approach might not hurt some socialists we know. The sooner we can dispense altogether with the need for different-coloured countries the better. Nelson’s have moved in front of us, only relapsing into traditional Empire pinks and greens at the end, to show us who is in NATO. As if we didn’t know.

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