The European Surrender

byJohn Ney. Little, Brown, $ 10.00. Subjective sociology seems the right phrase for Mr. Ney’s discussion of the qualities and forces which have allowed American influence to impress itself so extensively on European ways of life and business. His evidence is personal observation, engagingly wicked gossip, and literary quotation, with which he is as apt as an eighteenth-century Oxbridgean with the Latin tag. The book is provocative, that is, certain to exasperate everybody.