Russia's Europe, by Hal Lehrman
This is a book by a young American liberal about a topic as grave and sizzling as there is in the world today. The liberal, as we have known him, is the more or less attenuated shadow of the prophets. Like Jeremiah he is a person who hath seen affliction, and like Amos he will not be at his ease in Zion. He desires the children of men to be nobler than they ever are, or at least to live out today constantly within the framework of tomorrow. The trouble is that these shadows are so often mere reflections when the sun comes up. In other words, the liberal is tested when he goes out to find his dream and discovers reality instead. If he is honest then and still free, still hot with a thirst for integrity, the time has spoken to him and he will speak to the time.
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