Roads to a New America

Roads to a New America

Roads to a New America

Roads to a New America

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In the North woods, a boy from a Chicago slum was speaking of his work in the CCC. "We have a lot of white pine trees here," he said, "that we can't afford to lose."

We Americans have much that we can't afford to lose, much that we hope to preserve and build up for the benefit of our children and our grandchildren. We are coming to feel more keenly our love and duty to our country, and to seek more effective ways to save and develop our national heritage.

This book is a search for the values and potentialities of America and an inquiry into the means by which we may best devote ourselves to the good of our country. In writing it I have tried to bring together in a single chart my own previous explorations in this field, starting with The Irrepressible Conflict, Business vs. Finance, which was published in the spring of 1932. I am grateful to Mr. Sherman Mittell, of Washington, editor of the National Home Library, for allowing me to quote directly or by paraphrase from Brass Tacks, Uncommon Sense, Waste, Age Without Fear, and Why Pay Taxes. I am also under obligation to the Virginia Quarterly Review, the SurveyGraphic . . .

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