THE GREAT ENTERPRISE by H. A. Overstreet

THE GREAT ENTERPRISE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The tremendous success of The Mature Mind will provide an impetus for this that will take many readers over the hurdles of the broader scope, the greater impersonality, the resultant difficulties of abstractions inevitable in this book. Subtitled Relating Ourselves to Our World, this text explores the effect on the individual of the tensions of the world today, to the intent of showing that only in living relationship to our fellows do we achieve completely rounded personalities. All of us have barriers within and without to overcome:- false images, ignorance resulting in prejudice, immaturity on emotional, religious, political grounds, hostilities. We must grow in friendliness, in good will, in readiness; we must create situations to strengthen our democratic faith; we must be open minded in the new frontiers- scientific and spiritual; we must attack problems of hate; we must resist the climate of moral timidity. In more freedom alone lies the alternative to disaster, freedom on every front to employ the new forces at work. The logic of life calls for a sense of unity and brotherhood; here lies our ""great enterprise"". An important book which assumes the premises of The Nature Mind and flatters our capacities for potential growth in ""relating ourselves to our world"".

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1952
Publisher: Norton