In This Review

America as a Civilization
America as a Civilization
By Max Lerner
Simon and Schuster, 1957, 1036 pp

An extremely ambitious and surprisingly successful attempt to give a comprehensive picture of American life and society. Mr. Lerner, a columnist and teacher, has read widely and voraciously, has a far-ranging curiosity, and yet contrives to assemble his findings in a quite coherent whole.