Nock, Albert Jay - Henry George (1939 1st. ed.)
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New York: William Morrow & Company, 1939, 1st edition
Hardcover, black cloth
5.1 x 8.2 (13 x 20,5 cm.) tall
Stains on front and back cover
Inside: 2 stamps on the first free endpaper
Albert Jay Nock :George never wrote a sentence that needed a second reading to tell not only what it meant, but the only thing it could possibly mean, or be made to mean.
As its title indicates, this little book is an essay, not a text; it gives a pen-and-ink sketch of the man rather than a diagram of his philosophy and program. In this respect this booklet stands out in sharp contrast to that by Louis Post entitled "The Prophet of San Francisco," which pictures on an equally small canvas the mission together with the man and the work as well as the author. Although a centennial volume, issued on the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Henry George in Philadelphia, the essay by Nock shows less of the fire of hero worship than does the earlier work on George by his ardent disciple, Post. Nock sees in Henry George the intellect of a philosopher blended with the temperament of a propagandist. The environmental influence is seen to lie in the economic paralysis following economic stimulation. Although the America of George was expanding and his life covered the period of the rise of some of our great captains of industry, George himself was the victim of poverty and the child of depression. Nock regards Henry George as among the "first half dozen of the world's creative geniuses in social philosophy."
Book belonged originally to the Grondvest Foundation Arnhem . Please google
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