COMRADES AT ODDS: The United States and India, 1947-1964
By Andrew J. Rotter. Cornell Univ. Press. 33 7 pp. $55 hardcover, $19.95 paper
ed me that the Lawrence-Mayer version was generally the more reliable, but, like the Reeve, it often seemed rather free spirited.
In this new translation, Harvard University political scientists Mansfield and Winthrop adopt a decidedly literal approach, striving above all to translate the French faithfully. (I regret that they did not use the more literal title for Tocqueville’s classic, On Democracy in America, to signal their fidelity, but sticking to the...