In This Review
The Taming of the Nations

The Taming of the Nations

By F. S. C. Northrop

Macmillan, 1952, 362 pp.

As in his earlier book, "The Meeting of East and West," Professor Northrop derives social relations from the theories which men create to understand nature. Despite this narrow (and in its exposition quite technical) basis for his interpretation of social phenomena, the author does present some extremely stimulating observations on international policy. The larger part of the book is devoted to the very urgent question of Asia's negative reaction to the American effort to organize police action against Communist aggression.