AN OUTLINE OF POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY by J. F. Horrabin

AN OUTLINE OF POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Horrabin made me map conscious as I had never been before; now he succeeds in using all his dramatic sense of geography to recreate world history in terms of geography. He gives it warmth and color where most writers on geopolitics seem abstruse and dull. He views geographic factors in history not alone, but in relation to other factors; he outlines world history from the angle of technical advance made along with the recognition of geographical aspects, the influence of climate, soil, protective features; rivers and inland seas and ocean shore lines (in that order) controlling history; the opening up of trade routes, of land transportation; imperialism fostered by the railroads; finally world economic interdependence. He reaches the conclusion that national sovereignty must go; there must be an end to private profit, to racial domination; that cooperative planning on a world wide scale is the ultimate objective.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1942
Publisher: Knopf