The Choice before Us: Mankind at the Crossroads

The Choice before Us: Mankind at the Crossroads

The Choice before Us: Mankind at the Crossroads

The Choice before Us: Mankind at the Crossroads

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It is a poor book which needs an elaborate preface to explain it. This book must speak for itself and its purpose or speak not at all. But one word of explanation may be in order. The book stands on its own feet. It can be read without reference to anything else I have written. Nevertheless some sections of it are shorter and more summary than would have been the case had I not already written America's Way Out. I refer especially to the chapter in which I criticize capitalism and the section in the last chapter which briefly summarizes the economic program of Socialism. Both of these matters as well as the problem of incentive under Socialism and the question of the probable efficiency of socialized industry I have dealt with more fully in my earlier book. That book was written before the depression had revealed its significance and before the world believed it would have to accept a Nazi victory in Germany with all its sinister implications. It lacked therefore some of that note of urgency which the growth of Fascism must give every socialist argument today.

The Socialist program as I have developed it here goes somewhat beyond my statement of it in the earlier . . .

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