In This Review

The Fascist: His State and His Mind
The Fascist: His State and His Mind
By E. B. Ashton
Morrow, 1937, 320 pp

The identity of the author is concealed under a pseudonym, but we are told that he is an American scholar. At times the book's style seems involved and the approach too metaphysical, yet on the whole its insight and objectivity make it one of the most important political treatises of the year. "Mr. Ashton" finds Fascism -- as a state system and a political philosophy -- to be capitalistic collectivism. From this datum he proceeds to break it down into its implications in the political, economic, social and international spheres.