Books: Capitalists, Arise!

THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO (265 pp.) —Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler —Random House ($3.75).

The overriding merit of this book is a reminder to the reader—a reminder that capitalism is a revolutionary force in human affairs offering still unplumbed promise for the future.

Significantly, the book is not the work of a professional economist, but springs from the collaboration of a lawyer and a philosopher. Four years ago Philosopher Mortimer (The Syntopicon) Adler decided that the 400 Great Books were about to have company. That was when a 600-page manuscript on the theory of capitalism thudded onto his desk at his Institute...

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