of our Administration, universities, peace societies, in interfering "in
foreign controversies everywhere".
Do Bankers and Munitions Makers Promote or Prevent War? " The
Pressure Boys: The Inside Story of Lobbying in America", by
Kenneth G. Crawford
of the Washington Press Corps ( Messner, 1939). " Wall
Street Under Oath", by
Ferdinand Pecora ( Simon & Schuster, 1939).
The inside of banking as revealed to the Congressional Committee.
Is the Coming War Part of an Inevitable Social and Economic Revolution? (cf Bul #9) Frank S. Hanighen ( Atlantic, April, 1939)--
"It is a real revolution". Crane Brinton, Harvard author of "The
Anatomy of Revolution", recognizes this as an "advanced state of revolution". Even in Japan the militarists are putting an end to the profit
system, Oland D. Russell tells us in "The House of Mitsui" ( Little,
" War, Peace and Change", by
John F. Dulles ( Harper, 1939) (Bul
#5). War results from opposition to inevitable change. " The Clue to
John Macmurray ( Harper, 1939), going back to Christ,
finds that the European dualism is approaching its end. " The End of
Economic Man", by
Peter Drucker ( John Day, 1939), recognizes the
end of the profit system from Rhine to Pacific. November 3, 1939
Dr. Hans Zinsser in his autobiography "As I Remember Him", speaking of the "intellectual 'Sturm und Drang' in the German youth" of the 19th century, says, "If one studies it, -- even superficially, -- one is strongly impressed
by the intellectual and spiritual interdependence of England, France, and Germany. One gains the conviction that, given half a chance, reasonable freedom
from the economic hardship and the propaganda which breed misunderstanding
and political perversion, science and intellectual cooperation might again draw
them all together, at least sufficiently to act as brakes on international greed.
One cannot, of course, hope ever to eliminate entirely the avarice of commercial
competition between modern nations largely composed of shopkeepers. But the
little average butter-and-eggs men who compose the bulk of population want
nothing more than to be left alone to the enjoyment of their nether senses, and
the big fellows -- the international, super-butter-and-eggs men -- might, in the
end, be held reasonably in check by a growing educated class under the leadership of intellectuals civilized to the appreciation and admiration of scientific discovery, spiritual nobility, or artistic distinction, wherever or by whom produced."
In Fortune in its March issue, 1934, is told the story of munitions profiteer-