NOW IS THE MOMENT by Harold Rugg


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Somehow, it doesn't quite seem to be -- for this is one of those well-motivated but very theoretical -- and occasionally mystical -- all over views of the world of tomorrow that we should be constructing today. Background and opinions, his own and others, prose poetry interludes alternating with straight-from-the-shoulder talk, gives this a sense of lack of homogeneity. He shows how man's creative potentialities have been turned to mankind's benefit (dealing with Erosion, in which he goes very MacLeish; Housing , with a paean to Frank Lloyd Wright and the moderns). Next he analyzes the two streams of tradition -- the Exploitive, the Great (which includes freedom for all). Then on to the Peace and planning for world rehabilitation. Finally, the New Culture both pragmatic and poetic. One has a sense of his sounding off, with good literal aims and portents, but -- isn't it a bit in the clouds for these days?

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1943
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce