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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 1954)

Certainly when we turn our attention to growth processes, such as the rise of the industrial system or the secular development of capitalism, systematic mutations in the meta-economic conditions have to be taken into account as much as changes in the economic field proper. [Reprinted in 51:1 50th Anniversary Issue]

I conceive that the generation who created the republic had a philosophic interpretation of the cosmic process that conceived nobly, not ignobly, of man. They assumed that the state is composed of rational men--not Freudian man, or economic man, or biological man, or frightened man. Avoiding parochialism in time and space, they did not exalt the scholarship of humanists about the ethos of the humanities, nor mistake the aesthetic or critical enthusiasms of a few for the good sense of the many.

This essay is a description of the civilian machinery of British government as it has developed for the purpose of facilitating interdepartmental coordination and integrating economic programs. More specifically, attention will be directed to the committees of the Cabinets and the Cabinet Office.

It is true that man's self-alienation is conditioned by the type and degree of development of the material conditions of production, by the division of labor, and by the sum of the concrete conditions of his life. But these conditions are structurally united in the social nature of man, who is his own world and whose self-consciousness is a world-consciousness.

Review of book by Robert Redfield. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1953. 185 pp.

Review of book by Joseph Buttinger. New York: Frederick A. Praeger. 1953. 577 pp.

Review of book by Peter Meyer, Bernard D. Weinryb, Eugene Duschinsky, and Nicolas Sylvain. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 1953. 637 pp.

In Series I/3, Orbis Academicus, Problemgeschichten der Wissenschaft in Dokumenten und Einzeldarstellungen: Fritz Wagner and Richard Brodfuhrer, eds.; W. Britzelmayr, F. Gessner, R. Scherer, G. Sohn. Freiburg, Munich: Karl Alber. 1952. x & 431 pp.

Review of book by Albert J. Harno. San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney. 1953. 211 pp.

Review of book by Ernest Havemann and Patricia Slater West. New York: Harcourt, Brace. 1952. 277 pp.

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