London: George Routledge & Sons, 1934.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Good Condition (ex-library) / No Dust Jacket.
In the early 1930s, A. Fenner Brockway boarded a trans-Atlantic ship to the United States, determined to make sense of Roosevelt's rejection of rugged individualism in the policies of the New Deal. Nationalism, dictatorship and economic control were melding into a rigid fascism across Europe and Asia, and Brockway wanted to understand America's new alternative to competitive capitalism. In this readable, insightful work, written in a time of global turmoil and heightening tensions, Brockway paints a portrait of an unprecedented national struggle for freedom and fairness, and lays foundations for understand fascism then and now. 248 pages. Library paper protective jacket with title plates glued to cover/endpapers. Some rubbing to jacket edges. Light soiling to jacket. Chipping to spine edges, with small chunks missing along bottom edge near spine. Staining to top outside edge. Endpapers are stuck to boards. Library stamps on endpapers, title page, and occasionally throughout. Shipped Weight: .4 kilos.