BRASS TACKS by A. G. Keller


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Professor of the Science of Society at Yale University describes the evolution of customs developed around labor, capital, property, and goes on to government, war and peace, superstitions, society, marriage and sex, the family, the next generation and education, and the individual and society. It is fundamentals not details he is interested in and he reduces everything to the permanencies that have survived up to the present day, and he advocates these irreducibiles as a groundwork for future progress, a ""gradualism"" which looks to the past for experience and places the burden of the proof on the future. A non-technical discussion that is easily followed, and meat for the more conservative market.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1938
Publisher: Knopf