WORLD CONSTRUCTION by H. W. Rollman

WORLD CONSTRUCTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This outline for world peace, backed by an actual movement that has already been started by the author down in North Carolina will sound like a pipe dream to some and to others like the only way to save mankind. With many of the virtues as well as the limitations of Point 4 the idea is briefly to start a Popular Movement through a Peace Army to be financed by rather stiff dues from each member ($1 a week) -- the function of which will be to build up agricultural and technical know-how in underdeveloped countries on a basis of acceptance of foreign customs. The Movement will work through the ideals of capitalism and the corporate system with emphasis on spiritual as well as economic growth. It will not replace government. In working out these tenets there is an alarmed analysis of Communism's threatening techniques- the big lie, unfulfilled promises to the needy masses etc.- and with all of this we are only too ready to agree. But Mr. Rollman's unwillingness to accept criticism, his wish to take things into his own hands tends to make the theory a shallow panacea despite its many good intentions.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1954
Publisher: Greenberg