The Masters of the Mobs

Johnson, Gerald W.
December 1954
New Republic;12/13/54, Vol. 131 Issue 24, p20
The article focuses on the book "American Demagogues," by Reinhard H. Luthin. According to the author the work of Luthin comes close to being flawless. His industry is prodigious, his judgment is balanced and his style is lucid. His ten autopsies are conducted with a neatness and dispatch that must command the admiration of every literary pathologist. Criticism is driven from what he did to concentration on what he failed to do and that centers pretty much on his concluding chapter in which he turns from the individual to describe the genus. For one thing, Luthin omits all discussion of the inconsistent demagogue. His ten specimens remained unaltered from first to last of the book.


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