No Comfort for Timid Souls
by Colston Warne - 1936
MARQUIS CHILDS' BOOK has been so widely discussed and so extensively reviewed that an excuse is needed for making such a tardy comment upon it. The excuse is to register a vigorous objection to the blithe manner in which many American liberals have flocked to the Middle Way as a refuge from facing issues of radical social reform. Few readers of The Social Frontierhave failed to encounter the sweet soul who interrupts a discussion of class forces in our society with the soothing comment: "Hasn't Sweden shown that there is a democratic, cooperative solution to our economic and political problem?"
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