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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 3, No. 3 (Fall 1936)

Technological progress in the field of electricity, as I have shown in a previous article, requires the creation of larger productive units and simultaneously an almost complete integration of greater distributing units if the highest efficiency, from the standpoint of the general economy, is to be attained.

It has become commonplace that the Soviet Union is "the land without unemployment," thus contrasting it with the rest of the world, which with all its efforts and devices through the past six years has only diminished, but not abolished, this plague.

Social structures in which political power and social esteem are distributed in favor of the military class may be taken as the most general type of militarism. In this very broad sense militarism has been frequent in societies with a differentiation of military and nonmilitary functions and with a coordinated set-up of social classes. For a more specific understanding of the different historical types of militarism it is necessary to analyze militaristic social structures with reference to both the particular organization of political power and the extent to which the evaluations inherent in the social esteem of the military class are shared by other classes.

The decisive problem of every sociology of religion is the a priori principle underlying the relationship between religion and society. Bergson's Les deux Sources de la Religion et de la Morale is primarily concerned with the analysis of the philosophical question that religion presents to us. Yet interwoven in this philosophical treatment, there are certain considerations which deal with the decisive sociological problem and thus may easily constitute the framework of a sociology of religion. The following discussion takes this book as its point of departure.

Modern German sociology cannot be thought of without the fundamental work of Tonnies. Of course there were some trends toward sociology during the nineteenth century, in Marx and Schaffle particularly, but they took the form of a combination of sociology with philosophy of history. It was the great achievement of Tonnies to free sociology from this combination and to establish it as a social science of its own.

Review of book by Hans Peter. Vol. 1, Wert, Preis, Profit; Vol. 2, Der Gesamtprozess in der Entwicklung. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer. 1933 and 1934. 204 and 170 pp.

Review of book by Eugene Staley.New York: Doubleday, Doran. 1935. 562 pp.

Review of book by Sir Norman Angell. World Affairs Books No. 14.New York: World Peace Foundation. 1936. 46 pp.

Review of book by Theodore Schultz. New York: World Peace Foundation. 1935. 41 pp.

Review of book by Francis Bowes Sayer. New York: World Peace Foundation. 1936. 80 pp.

Review of book by Henry Elisha Allen. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1935. 251 pp.

Review of book by Hermann Heller. Sijthoff. 1934. 298 pp.

Review of book by Werner Brock. Cambridge: The University Press; New York: Macmillan. 1935. 144 pp.

Review of publication by Daniel B. Creamer with preface by Carter Goodrich. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1935. 105 pp.

Review of publication by Carter Goodrich, Bushrod W. Allin, and Marion Hayes. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1935. 111 pp.

Review of publication by C. Warren Thornthwaite. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1934. 52 pp.

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