The Hungry Sheep - David KellyHollis & Carter, 1955, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, some loss and somewhat faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Sir David Kelly looks at the world and submits that some persistent errors in policy are the manifestations of deeper currents. These surface manifestations occupy Part One which, after an up-to-date survey of the Russian problem with much new material, discusses notably a generation of British Foreign and Colonial Policy. These chapters, though admittedly controversial, are factual and express what many people are thinking. Part Two discusses false underlying ideas in the light of the most modern work in History and Psychology. It examines the charge that our civilization is threatened with inevitable breakdown and brings out the meaning of “Western values” by opposing to them the nature of the non-Western traditions. His guiding ideas — especially that mind and morals are not subject to a law of evolutionary progress but tend rather to degenerate — run through the book as a central theme. It is a challenging book, but one which contains no loose generalities unsupported by evidence of a kind which must be taken into account.”