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THE WORLD TOMORROW, JULY, 1929
Published JUNE 20
LEAVES from the NOTEBOOK of a TAMED CYNIC
By Reinhold Niebuhr
The "notebook" thoughts of a brilliant person are quite as enlightening as his studied utterances and-often much more interesting.
Reinhold Niebuhr is one of the most penetrating of our younger group of thinkers. In "Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic" he has given us the unhampered reactions of his fine mind to the normal matters of life-the crystallized essence of the day's experience.
A questioning and open-minded young minister reports what he seeswhat he hearswhat he thinks. The reader watches. Page by page the cynicthe same cynic that is in us allis tamednot broken, not forced into compromised, but tamed by the release of impulses of sympathy, of maturer observation, of sincere analysis.
There is fine poise of judgment and delicate balancing of values throughout these Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. This book is not abstract religious and secular philosophy. It is a report upon life and experienceupon America in the making. It is a book without pretense. Authority and dogma are absent, the book reveals an honest, unhampered and penetrating mind actually at work upon the vital problems of American civilization in their Christian import.
In a recent book, the dedication by Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, is "To my friend Reinhold Niebuhr, in whose words and writings the younger generation has achieved an almost disconcerting sincerity and a penetrating power of analysis which searches the conscience and refuses the comfort of even the most delicate and gracious spiritual self-deception."
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