PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS by Arthur P. Chew

PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For agricultural economists, students of the causes- and cures- of wars, lovers of Malthus and Veblen, this is a discussion of the need for balance between industry and agriculture, as the former is overtaking the latter. Sandpaper for the industrialist, balm for the one-worlder and his one breadbasket, Chew calls for the ""rural-urban balance"" on a world scale, blasts out the idea of self-containment, breaks up some cherished clichoes, and insists that hunger provides the true and basic motive for war. By a well-but-tressed analysis of statistics (not too many nor too dull) and with the examples of countries abroad as well as our own, he makes his main point- that the growing separation of industry from food supplies, and the possibility that highly industrialized nations may starve, will again lead to war.... A valuable book for lecturers, speakers, moderators, and students of world problems with useful source material indicated throughout the text.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1948
Publisher: Harper