The World the Dollar Built - Gunther SteinDennis Dobson, 1952, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the corners and tape reinforcement to the reverse of the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning and light spotting to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
From the cover: “Here is a book which will come as something of a revelation even to the informed reader since it shows how the American economy has now become underwritten by the rearmament programme. Certainly it reveals the tragic consequences for the world of America’s departure from Rooseveltian principles which required that the U.S. put her own economic house in order to enable herself to lead the world to peace through plenty.
Despite America’s genuine desire for world-wide peace and progress, her one-sided economic development has led to distortions of her foreign policies which in turn have contributed to the drifting of the world from crisis to crisis. Gunther Stein suggests that America’s business is our business and that we must try, through the United Nations, to help America put a solid floor under the economic risk of disarmament and peace. The alternatives to this policy are war or slump.”