EVERYMAN LOOKS FORWARD by Lancelot Law Whyte

EVERYMAN LOOKS FORWARD

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A philosophical, if not moral, essay in which Whyte (The Next Development In Man- 1947) discusses the problems of fear and aggression as the major detriments to the pursuit of ""world order"". He argues that aggression, and its result, fear, are not necessarily innate factors in man's makeup, that man's thinking cannot be distorted by the persistence of fear and consequent aggression, that the lag between aggression and love must be equalized. Five elements are stressed in the attainment of a world order: ""balance, variety, hierarchy, equality, and consensus of conviction"". The Soviet, Europe, and the U.S. have so far failed to achieve all these elements, as have world religions, humanism and Marxism in the past, and it remains for the near-future everyman to place sufficient emphasis on them... An intelligent, original essay that offers an optimistic, constructive plan, but will it be read? It is not easily read.

Publisher: Holt