As We Go Marching (1944)


"My Only Purpose Is to Sound a Warning Against the Dark Road
Upon Which We Have Set Our Feet..."

Flynn, John T. As We Go Marching. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this urgent analysis of the fascist elements in World War II America. "John T. Flynn's classic work from 1944 on how wartime planning brought fascism to America. In some ways, this is the finest and most mature of all his works. It was written in wartime and his points were profoundly cutting. After all, the U.S. was supposedly fighting the total state abroad, but meanwhile at home was drafting people, controlling all prices and wages, rationing all goods, and enforcing a wicked central plan through massive government coercion" (Mises Institute). While Flynn's analysis did not catch on with most outside a certain Libertarian element, it remains a thoughtful meditation on the powers of government and how expansive they should be. Book with only mildest toning to spine end, dust jacket with a bit of wear to extremities. A near-fine copy.