AMERICA: PURPOSE AND POWER by Gene M.- Ed. Lyons

AMERICA: PURPOSE AND POWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The result of one of the first research projects initiated by the Public Affairs Center at Dartmouth College, this collection of nine essays calls on experts in the fields of history, economics, sociology, and political science. It is a much better integrated and more consistently valuable volume than most efforts achieved under similar conditions. First, while the area under discussion is extensive enough to defy significance, the contributors were enabled, by meeting together for nearly a year, to criticise and refine one another's viewpoints until genuine basic agreements of some sort emerged. Secondly, at least one common assumption exists: a denial of the usual separation of domestic and foreign affairs. Thus the three sections, entitled ""The Historical Shaping,"" ""National Dimensions of International Change, and ""World Dimensions of National Change,"" while they include chapters or subjects ranging from the Common Market to Civil Rights, all center about and further a single argument. The result is a book which can be read as a single piece rather than as anthology.

Publisher: Quadrangle