RICHER BY ASIA by Edmond Taylor
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RICHER BY ASIA

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A book that may well grow in significance as the message the author attempts to convey permeates a world now steeped in the delusions he deplores. The author of Strategy of Terror while on an OSS mission to India, records a personal and spiritual journey of discovery -- an adventure as all-encompassing as that of T.E. Lawrence or Saint-Exupery. Through shedding his own delusions as to Indian culture, he learned that social integration is the key to personal integration, inner peace, outer effectiveness. He studied Eastern philosophies and mysticism, the collectivisms of the East, Gandhi as a revolutionary leader, empowered by the soul force; he weighed the vital problems of morale, of intellectual unification, of those mechanisms which expose our own inadequacies, thereby making us effective as warriors for peace in one world... A difficult book to read, except in small segments; an impossible book to present in one paragraph. But don't overlook it -- for your reflective readers.

Pub Date: July 15th, 1947
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin