Books: Man of Tomorrow?

Man of Tomorrow? THE CONDUCT OF LIFE (342 pp.)— Lewis Mumford—Harcourt, Brace ($5).

Lewis Mumford's new book is the crown of 20 years' hard labor, the last volume of a tetralogy that includes Technics and Civilization (1934), The Culture of Cities (1938), and The Condition of Man (1944). In these, Mumford plotted directions for the development of the machine, the city, and society. In The Conduct of Life he undertakes the more ambitious task of creating human beings fit to live in the structures of Volumes I to III.

As Mumford sees him, contemporary man...

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