In GIVE ME LIBERTY, Rose Wilder Lane has expandedher sensational
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leading article, "Credo."This was the first candid, personal account of the changing ofan American's mind, from an uncritical acceptance of solialist-communist—New-Deal philosophy to an understanding ofAmerican values.To the many Americans who are still confused, and to allyoung Americans, Mrs. Lane's experience is fascinating andprofoundly helpful. She describes vividly her friendlinesswith Communists in New York, her enlightening encounterswith socialist bureaucracies in Europe, and her observationsand discussions with simple villagers and primitive commun-ists in Russia during the early years of the Soviet regime. Onefinds laughter, surprise, excitement, and shock in this per-sonal story. It will grip and hold any reader's interest.As one reads on, the deeper meaning emerges. The con-flict between the Old World's ancient and now reactionarycollectivism and America's new and unique individualismbecomes clear. Mrs. Lane and her readers come to under-stand the rarity and the supremely precious values of the per-sonal freedom which only Americans have ever known, thefreedom which we have foolishly taken for granted, and whichwe could loose.