An analysis of the destructive impulses of society
GERALD DUCKWORTH 7156 0413 9
FIRST PRINTING 1969
Shootings, assassinations, mass murders, student protests, ghetto riots, police brutality, urban crime rackets-these things, as the events of recent years show, are now part of modern American life. Can they-will they soon-be part of ours?
This timely book searches for explanations of these things. What part, if any, does violence naturally play in life? Are we doomed to it? can we convert impulses towards destruction into more other useful directions?
Which ate the vested interests which seek to promote violence? What should be the role of the police? The 37 contributors to this collection include Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Jane Jacobs and Bruno Bettelheim. Their observations on the current situation in the States deserves immediate attention from all those in other countries who are concerned with changes in national character or with the preservation of public order.