Item #501420 THE NEW REPUBLIC: January 11, 1939 [Lewis Mumford, 'Spengler's Decline of the West'; Bruce Bliven 'Mr. Roosevelt's Undeclared War']. Lewis Mumford, Bruce Bliven.

THE NEW REPUBLIC: January 11, 1939 [Lewis Mumford, 'Spengler's Decline of the West'; Bruce Bliven 'Mr. Roosevelt's Undeclared War']

The New Republic, 1939. Paperback. [1], 270-296 pp. + iv paginated wraps. Extremities sho some wear and one small chip to rear wrapper, sound otherwise, unmarked. Mumford's essay is the first in the series 'Books That Changed Our Minds.' Mumford credits Spengler with awakening him to the isidious triumph of technics ('the machine') in the West but opposes his rejection of humanism and liberalism as an unacceptable non-sequitor. Mumford ultimately judges him as a harbinger of Fascism whose writings revealed to him the danger of Nazism in advance, motivating him to early agitatation (foremostly in the pages of The New Rupublic) for American involment in the war. 'These are ominous days and Spengler is like a black crow, hoarsely cawing, hose flapping wings cast a gigantic shadow over our whole landscape.'. VERY GOOD. Item #501420

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