The Revolution Is On

The Revolution Is On

The Revolution Is On

The Revolution Is On

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We are bound to get very soon a series of books on the current war, whether written by theoreticians, eye-witnesses, or propagandists and special pleaders. This one has the merit of being one of the first. It also has the merit -- and, naturally, the handicap -- of having been written down hastily, on the run, as it were, with the approaching German armies at the author's back. The merit of such a book is that it captures the moment and records the immediate impression. Weeks or months later that is gone. The handicap is the one forever attending the work of the journalist: the lack of time for contemplation, for rumination, for getting right through to the basic explanations of things. Thus, I find this book most interesting in the chapters describing the 'war of nerves,' the actual Blitzkrieg, the swift few days' course of the battles of Belgium and France, the author's own experiences, the facts concerning the operation of the Fifth Column.

Mr. Fodor wrote this book for America, and in large part for information and warning. It adds to the revelations we already have regarding the great rôle played by propaganda, duplicity, bribery, 'inside work,' cynicism, and revolutionary fervor in this strange war. Mr. Fodor . . .

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