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Our Side Is Right

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674424319

Publication Date: 01/01/1942

153 pages


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Here is a little book in the best ‘we-or-they’ tradition. It can be read in not much more than an hour, and a more profitable hour with a book it would be difficult to imagine. For here is a keen, liberal mind at work with fundamentals—a mind conditioned for clarity and geared for smooth operation. Our Side Is Right finds Ralph Barton Perry analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting, integrating; it also finds him combining philosophy, political science, theology, economics, and anthropology in a single bundle warmly flavored with his wholesome humanism. For this book, in effect, is a primer of humanism as it may apply to the problems of today and tomorrow." —Book-of-the-Month Club News

“Presents a clear, logical analysis of present world conditions in a manner to inspire much questioning as to our own national conscience.Christian Science Monitor

A Harvard professor, one of the most articulate fighters for freedom, puts into a short book a dramatic and heart-warming statement as to why it makes sense for us to fight.Harper’s Magazine

Human freedom is Professor Perry’s fundamental concern… As befits a philosopher, he is concerned with values universal and eternal. He writes of them in a prose combining economy, restraint, and directness with a driving tempo.Saturday Review of Literature

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