Are you as informed as you’d like to benabout all the great events and movementsnof your lifetime?nFor the first times a sweeping, detailed survey ofnthe significant events of our century —nby a conservative. And one who managesnto be both stylish and bluntnRarely does a work of history receive from major publicatioas the unbridlednenthusiasm that is greeting Modem Times. Still less often doesnsuch a book by a conservative enjoy this kind of reception.n”A bold and capacious mind is required for what Paul Johnson has undertalcen innthis book: a history of the world during the last 60 years, taking in all continentsnand major countries. Fortunately, the author possesses in abundance the qualitiesnnecessary to the enterprise unites historical and critical consciousnessnJohnson is most interested throughout in drawing conclusions, many of them provocative,nfrom his materials. He stands in the train of those historians of the lastntwo centuries for whom historical writing seemed profitless unless it yielded upnrevelations and judgments pertinent to the world around us By far the greaternpart of Mr. Johnson’s book is concerned with.. .the will to power.. .It is in thisnlight that Mr. Johnson sees the rise, commencing with Lenin, of ‘gangsterstatesmen.’nAmong them he includes most prominently Mussolini, Stalin, Hitlernand Mao Zedong. In Mr. Johnson’s view, Lenin was by far the most influentialn.. .A good deal of Mr. Johnson’s book is devoted to tracing the spread ofnLeninism, and all its ramifications, in the worid. Ordinarily we sharply distinguishncommunism from what became known as fascism. But he sees the distinction asnbeing without much difference. All the founding fathers of totalitarianism. Hitlernand Mussolini included, were socialists in principle.. .There are 20 closely-packednchapters in the book, and I must content myself with a modest selection to conveynits riches we can take a great deal of intellectual pleasure in his book, which isna truly distinguished work of history.” — Robert Nisbet, page 1, NY TimesnBook Reviewn”Brilliant, densely textured, intellectually challenging., .skillfully compressed…npowerfully cautionary book.” — Edmund Fuller, Wall St.nJournaln”Rip-roaring survey of the pathology of modern relativism,ncative.” — Timen.provo-n”Delicious.. .Johnson’s verdicts on historical figures are shrewd andnunsparing. He calls Gandhi a ‘sorcerer’s apprentice’ whose rhetoric ofnnonviolence was ‘nonsense,’ given the turmoil he ignited AboutnAmerican affairs Johnson is extremely keen. He speaks contemptuouslynof ‘the Watergate witch-hunt,’ brought about by people in thenmedia he is not fooled by the favorable publicity the ‘activist’ (read:nleftist) judiciary has received at home.. .But he ends on a note of hope,nseeing ‘palimpsests of freedom’ amid the destruction.” — JosephnSobran, National ReviewnHow to get this massiven$27*95 volume FREEnHayv the Club WorksnEvery 4 weeks (13 times a year) you get a free copy of thenClub Bulletin, which offers you the Featured Selection plus angood choice of Alternates — all of interest to conservatives. *nIf you want the Featured Selection, do nothing. 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He said he wasnagainst any attempt ‘to smuggle fascism into Americanthrough the back door’. On many issues he was anliberal… .He did not make anti-Semitic jokes, likenWoodrow Wilson and his wife or Franklin Roosevelt.nTo a very wide spectrum of educated American opinion,nhe was the leading American public man…”n(Page 243)nHistory Without TearsnWe stick with many a book because it’s good for us,nbecause we ought to read it. Modern Times is anwelcome change, compulsively readable. As the snippetsnabove suggest, Paul Johnson is a pleasure to read.n£i!nCONSERVATIVE III BOOK CLUBn15 Oakland Avenue • Harrison, NY 10528nPlease accept my membership in the Club and send me, free andnpostpaid, Paul Johnson’s “truly distinguished work of history,” ModernnTimes. I agree to buy 3 additional books at regular Club prices over thennext 18 months. I also agree to the Club rules spelled out in this coupon.nName ,nAddressnCity State. Zipnnnc c u I – 1 2n