Letter 048, pg. 2


European country has with Soviet Russia—the greater are the chances of saving Europe from another catastrophe. I am convinced that the major forces preparing a general world conflict originate in Russia. I can only hope that the propaganda for the Soviet “United Front” will be defeated in England. It is being defeated here, or so it seems at present. The wave of Red public opinion appears to be ebbing quite definitely in New York, where it has always been at its strongest.  I feel relieved for the first time in the last few years.

* Insert p. 3

I am sending you a copy of “Anthem”, my new novel which I mentioned to you. It came out in England about a month ago, I believe. But there has been some delay in my receiving the copies here and they did not arrive until a few days ago. Incidentally, the clippings of reviews have been lost on their way to me from