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Its roots are in the experience of World War II. The burgeoning military establishment and associated industries fuel it. Anti-Communism provides the climate which nurtures it. “It" is a “new American militarism.”General Shoup. a hero of the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, who rose to become Commandant of the United States Marine Corps for four years until his retirement in December, 1963, doesn’t like it. He has written this essay in collaboration with another retired Marine officer, Colonel James A. Donovan.
This essay on Philip Roth places the writer and the man within the perspective of a personal memoir. Mr. Solotaroff is editor of NEW AMERICAN REVIEW and a contributor to many periodicals. Roth and Solotaroff grew up in northern New Jersey, studied together at the University of Chicago, and this article is dedicated to Napier Wilt, now retired, who was one of their teachers.