The Manhood of Humanity

Cassius J. Keyser, Sherwood J. B. Sugden
1922 The Monist  
Co., 1921. Price, $3.00. "In the name of all you hold dear, you must read this book; and then you must re-read it, and after that read it again and again, for it is not brewed in the vat of the soft best-sellers to be gulped down and forgotten, but it is hewn out of the granite, for the building of new eras." It must not be supposed that those powerful words are an irresponsible utterance of an excited enthusiast. Far from it. They were written by no less a person than Mr. H. L. Haywood, the
more » ... er-minded editor of The Builder, and may be found in the August number of that official organ of The National Masonic Research Society. Indeed Haywood's estimate of the book does but confirm the judgment of many other competent critics including educators, engineers, logicians, mathematicians, biologists, psychologists, political philosophers, publicists, and other thinkers. Let us hear a word from some of them. "It is," writes Allevne Ireland, "a contribution of the highest importance to the study of every problem in which human life is one of the factors." In The Freeman, Ordway Tead says: "It is a forthright, earnest book by one who has seen a vision and would share it with his fellows." Dr. Eric T. Bell, an eminent mathematician, says that "it took a genuine flight of genius" to make "Korzybski's main discovery that plants, animals and men are respectively energy-binders, space-binders, and time-binders." And Dr. Bell adds that "Anyone but a congenital idiot will get out of this book as much entertainment of a lasting kind as is contained in a whole library of romance." "I consider Count Korzybski's discovery of man's place in the great life movement," writes Robert B. Wolf, Vice-president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "as even more epoch-making than Newton's discovery of the law of gravitation." Writing in The Journal of Applied Psychology, Max Meenes states that "The Manhood of Humanity is a truly remarkable contribution toward a scientific studv of humanity and should command the attention of all interested in humanity's problems." Dr. Petrunkevitch. Professor of Zoologv at Yale, thinks its "main principles are so important that the book should be carefully studied by all men of science." by guest on June 7, 2016 Downloaded from
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