In This Review

The Captive Mind
The Captive Mind
By Czeslaw Milosz
Knopf, 1953, 251 pp

From 1945 to 1951 Mr. Milosz put his literary talents at the service of the Polish Government. Having broken with the régime, he here presents a most sensitive analysis of the plight, and also the lures and moral pitfalls, besetting the intellectual working in the Soviet Imperium. In large measure a perceptive self-examination, this work is unique in its penetration of the reasons--beyond those of brute force--which have brought many fine minds to advancing the Stalinist "New Faith."