Modern Man

Modern Man : Slave or Sovereign?: Report of the 16th Annual New York Herald Tribune Forum, at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, October 20, 21 and 22, 1947 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Modern Man: Slave or Sovereign?: Report of the 16th Annual New York Herald Tribune Forum, at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, October 20, 21 and 22, 1947 It is perhaps indicative of the uncertainty in which we live that this year's Forum theme, Modern Man: Slave or Sovereign? Ended with a question mark. Each year the Forum programs have centered on one over - all subject designed to provoke discussion on the basic issue of the times. This year a major concern of men everywhere is the quickened cooling that is Spreading cracks in the One World that war welded. Misunderstanding between East and West appears to be more than a problem of balance of power politics or of conflicting economic interests. It has to do with the conflict of belief about man's need for freedom as an individual. Thus, the 1947 Forum attempted some questioning about the destiny of modern man in terms of certain immediate issues that can increase man's sovereignty, or diminish it. The program first considered America's own problems of liberty the disenfranchised residents of the District of Columbia, the struggle for statehood by residents of Alaska and Hawaii, the experiment in democracy in occupied Japan, and the problem of universal military training. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 367g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243106513
  • 9780243106516