necessities which should be distributed so that all are guaranteed a minimum of subsistence or else mercifully put out of existence. But as to the arts of leisure, freedom and individual self-expression must receive the maximum encouragement. For, alas, we are all imitative herd animals, and free variation is necessary for growth. I venture to think that no one will in the future write on the industrial discipline and the governmental arts without touching on this essential phase of human life.
Neither can I help noticing, in conclusion, that this book says nothing about international trade relations--surely an important factor in the workings of our economic system. Nor does Professor Tugwell refer to the population problem-- which seems to me like planning a dinner without taking into account the number of guests who are likely to come.
MEN have always been more willing to fight for their gods than to look at them too closely. This is certainly true of the modern god, Democracy. No modern subject, probably, has brought forth so much lyric liturgy and acrimonious debate devoid of illumination. In this country, at least, people are so intensely for anything covered by the word democratic that it is as difficult to get a clear analysis of what democracy really means as it is to get a fair statement of the case against Germany from a German professor. The reason is precisely the same in both cases. The cause of democracy, or of our country____________________