The Young Lions Summary
Irwin Shaw

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The Young Lions Summary

At each level of conflict Shaw develops a major theme. At the international level he portrays fascism as a corrupt, dehumanizing ideology that poisons every human instinct, feeds on violence, and eventually consumes itself.

At the national level Shaw shows that American democracy, although superior to fascism, does not live up its own ideals of individualism and equal opportunity. Military organizations repeat the inequality of the capitalistic marketplace: The rich get deferments and comfortable...

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