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"Marx Inverted," Book Review, The New Republic, February 24, 1932

Part of Herndon J. Evans Collection

, "`r . J . . e I * . f `_`"F*`*?*"_"_``*"r"**_**"e " we ~~e T i ` " 9 I . r e gsi, -. . _ V-J 1 - - . i [ e { Q3? '4` if A ` V. if I ` 1 z I 25,% ZWW i Pc E P U B I. ED _ T ' I ~ te . - _ _ y; r A Y jr 9 A burnal of Opmztm } Y rd _ _. \:>i.. LXX NEw YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1932 NUMBER 899 I ie r I s . el s `Y V Justice Stone. There was the unavowable sectarian , J _ Cgntentg difficulty.: one Jew is already on the Court. Happily 3; , A ri. `weeir .......... A .................,............. 2 8 the l~?*S*d<** dmeeeded these leeleveeeles- He tr-. at i, ~ Editorials appointed Cardozo not because he came from the _ eifi {1 A Primer on Inflation .......................... 31 East er the Vvcsb not b?c he was a Cathollcv ar ` ~ Flinging Away an Empire ...................... 32 JCW er Protestant; he aPPOlUtd him lDCii\l$ l"l I r Generai Arncies was Cardozo. In a period of rapid change such i .2 . . . . I- _ Br1ta1n1sArcha1c 'I;ariff... ........ H. N. Rrailsford 34 RS OUTS, 21 SU1)I`III Court Justice may III {IIC lOIlg It-- 1 _ Mussolini in Sheeps Clothing ...... Pasquino Ianchi 36 Vicxv excl-t more power than docs av President. By V In re Japan vs. World ......,... Jonathan Mitchell 38 h h f C d . )0 Crisp County Carries On ............ Judson King 39 t C C O1Cc_O ar 920 the President has mede not The Qkin Food Skin Game..Thyra Samter VVinslow 41 only 21 capital 3.p1)O1lIflIIIIfZ IIC l13.S l'1lpCl to Sf3.l)- `T yyaarsiiggton Notes ....................... T. R. B. 44 1151-A ar profoundly important tradition. FOI. the V eighbor (verse) ......................... . _ ;I ...................... Howard McKinley Corning 45 Cardozo appointment announces te the natlon is Igiitogytand I3IsteryE`i1... ........ Estpiilg Yoprig 4; beyond possible misunderstanding that what mat- T 1 I' to HI] OTIIC 0l'lCS...... Zlll OSEII C 4 tcrs is nOt`gOg1.a h l` ' b . p y, race, re igion or party, ut i I V I COl'I'SpOIIdI]C ............ .... ..................... Superb Htncss {01-the pal-t `vhich thc Suprcl-ne Court Reviews of Books 1 ' ' 1 i p ays in our nationa 1 e. _ I Peac,e, Peace! \Vhen There Is No Peace" ........ .................................. N A ` '0 . . . . . Two Poets .............,..... Robertf;diii)1nWaiii;ii Zi THE s}teh<> et Shehehel le e herrlhle mess sed . T Marx Inverted.- .................... :.]o1in Dewey 52 one which grows worse from day to day] Even B _ EF A" f fnil? I?,d'l;hd" 52 from thepoint of view of the Japanese themselves e Jury Disagieecl ............. Philip Wittenberg 53 . . . . . . Book notes .,.................................... tr ll is e ghastly failure: if they heel achieved their - 1l _ objective within a few hours or days, and with a minimum loss of life, their position would have ` been no better in the eyes of the world, but at least E I The k the official explanations offered to the Japanese people would have been more plausible. As things 1 I ITH the rest of the country, The New are, they have bungled as badly in the military l v _ Republic rejoices wholeheartedly over the ap- aspect Of things as in every Other-_ This is partly I pointment ofChref Judge 'Cardozo to the Supreme due to the superiority of land forts over warships, ji Court and joins in the nat1ons thanks to President which was denqnnstreted during the Gr-ent Xyar at 3 Hoover. Mr. Justice Holmes remains umque; e Gallipoli, partly to other- advantages which the ter- " ,_ great mans place can never be filled. but Uno one rain gives to the Chinese, but perhaps chiefly to the t _ else would lI?1V SylIIlIOllZCl 11I tlI pLll)l1C I1I1IICl (IIC lgtttcris mgmertntry Ovcrwhtglmirjg rmmericgtl Sue qualities of the old Justice as lmuch as does the new periority plus the valuable tactics in which they - Justicejlens learning, his philosophic detachment, have been trained recently by German instructors. j I 1 his sensitiveness to the complexities that confront But the net result of it all is an obscene spectacle: Y - modern society, his far-reaching humility in sitting it is like a man trying to kill his wife with a club, 1 I , - in judgment upon the judgment of legislators. And in the middle of Fifth Avenue, while a great crowd i I R his distinguished qualities of mind and spirit will be of s e t t 1 k d l -=f d` I Y M, , _ b __ h _ _ pcaors oosonan sieicusesto re. n jg lm11l>lY 0llVYl by 3 fl1C1f0HS and lS1l13t1g the end the Japanese will probably win their limited i ` gg J - _' style. By all his gifts, therefore, the Chief Judge objectives, unless their country is prostrated by an I j . of New York was marked for succession to economic debacle; but their military humiliation is J e isi _ Holmes. Yet from the point of view of "pract1cal" already complete and irrevocable. If their com- " jr politics there were serious obstacles to hurdle. manders had the high standards of personal honor 5 K . e;j;;,;_. Happily the President in this instance proved large- and responsibility traditionally assigned to them, ,, 4~._ Q; =~r _ -__f _ ness of mind. There was the geographic objection: we should have seen already a series of suicides Q r pi y,A j I New York already has the Chief Justice and Mr. according to the prescribed forms of ham-ki1i. ' _ `-. I fj_" _;`?&j{*;j,j i 2. .; V 1 __ * lr?<.Z.-;~--ae; ..,. T .e.....;,r...-Qe ._.`l i.., . ..>. ..,*.Ta...a.li._.._-c .... . _ A ,.,. __ t Y _ 1 V