THE WORLD'S IRON AGE by William Henry Chamberlin

THE WORLD'S IRON AGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is something of Sorokin's thesis in this picture of a decadent culture, the descending spiral of economic, intellectual and moral collapse of liberal civilization on which the Christian Science Monitor's correspondent blames the chaos of today. From Russia, the weak spot, through Italy, Germany and their leviathan states, through the long armistice, he investigates present war possibilities. A somber picture, ending on a defeatist note, as the last quarter of the book bolsters his opinion that the ""risks of entering a war of unlimited liability are greater than those of strict hemisphere defense"" and that ""the crisis is less serious internationally than internally"". He then expands his isolationist stand, sincerely, thoughtfully- but with nothing new.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1941
Publisher: Macmillan