Johnson, Gerald W.; Parkes, Henry Bamford
August 1953
New Republic;8/17/53, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p21
The article focuses on the book "The Attack," by R.H. Tawney. The book was written in 1916, when Tawney was recovering from wounds received in France. It is a superb description of war as it is seen by a man in the ranks. Without a doubt it speaks for the men now in Korea, as it speaks for the men who were at Gettysburg and Waterloo, and probably for those who were at Cannae and Arbela. It is frankly a vignette, but in its kind it has seldom been surpassed. The essay on economist Beatrice Webb and the one on the two Webbs and their work are both addressed primarily to an English audience, and in that sense may be described as having a local flavor. But they are brilliant.


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