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These essays by twenty unique and gifted men--Doiadis, Ehrenberg, Buckminster Fuller, Hoffer, de Madariaga, Niebuhr, Paton, Herbert Read, etc.--were previously published in a Saturday Review feature and Norman Cousins, in his introduction, hints that other compendiums are on the way. As so often happens with popular essays from those who do not usually write for a mass audience (Harry Golden, Robert Moses and possibly Alan Paton are puzzling exceptions), the authors roam wide and free, propelled by pulpit fervor. Therefore an architect-engineer essays an enormous lexiconic poetic exercise; a city planner speaks of the useful ""mobile"" life with a balance of input, process and output; a philosopher-diplomat discusses the ""mass"" of people as not worth consulting (""it is a rough collective female human being who longs for a male""). Stimulating side excursions by vigorous minds, this is a palatable, smoothly packaged, painless introduction to the Great Unread.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1968
Publisher: Simon & Schuster