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The Zone of Indifference
The Zone of Indifference
By Robert Strausz-Hupé
Putnam, 1952, 312 pp.

Behind a somewhat cryptic title Mr. Strausz-Hupé has written a thoughtful commentary, neither cheerful nor morbid, on the contemporary crisis of the Western Community. Seeing the West as heir of four legacies--Greece, Rome, Christianity and the liability to constant pressure from Asia--he believes that the critical question is whether Western Europe and the United States, parts of the same culture, can avoid becoming alienated one from the other in face of external military threat and internal spiritual crisis.