25 October 2003
The People as Enemy by John Spritzler, Black Rose Books, 2003
I have to admit this was a difficult book to review because of its sweep and the complexity of events that Spritzler attempts to present. As I thought about how to approach writing this review, I found myself pulled in several directions, for without dealing with each of the multi-faceted and interconnected events of the 20th century, how can one do justice to the book and most importantly, the events he analyses? I have to admit that short of writing something almost as long as the book itself, it proved impossible to deal with all the issues Spritzler raises in the space of a review. What I have tried to do is isolate the essential arguments and demonstrate whether or not I think he’s made his case.