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July 10, 1948

Peace by Thinking

JAMA. 1948;137(11):998-999. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890450078029

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Abstract

The author of this book received his early training as a lawyer, then served successfully as a business executive in various industries. Throughout that period he carried on the private study of philosophy and the social sciences. At the age of 66, still active in business as founder and head of his own oil company, he now publishes this thought-provoking philosophic volume.

So wide is the range of thinking shown here that it is difficult to attempt to assess its accuracy and validity. The first premise is that "man's mentality is big enough and good enough, but he is not using it correctly." To use our mentality correctly we must understand (a) that we have an "intuitive mind which is objectively blind" and (b) that it is necessary for them to function together. Thinking only with the objective mind may make mere survival possible for a time, but thinking with

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