(1) Democracy (2) For Democracy (3) Spiritual Values and World Affairs

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THE growing concern of scientific workers with the social consequences of the application of scientific knowledge, and the deepening interest in the scientific investigation of social problems, of which the formation of the new Division for the Social and International Relations of Science of the British Association is only one illustration, have been prompted at least in part by the realization that the nature of the society in which they work has a powerful influence on the direction, and even the nature, of scientific work. This, and the increasing extent to which scientific and technical factors are involved in the solution of major administrative problems in national and international affairs, have induced many scientific workers to overcome their habitual dislike or distrust of political matters sufficiently to take a much closer interest in forces which may have such a powerful influence on their own work.

(1) Democracy

Today and Tomorrow. By Eduard Benes. Pp. x + 244. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1939.) 8s. 6d. net.

(2) For Democracy

Edited by the “People and Freedom” Group. Pp. x + 237. (London: Burns, Oates and Wash-bourne, Ltd., 1939.) 8s. 6d. net.

(3) Spiritual Values and World Affairs

By Sir Alfred Zimmern. Pp. vi + 178. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1939.) 7s. 6d. net.

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BRIGHTMAN, R. (1) Democracy (2) For Democracy (3) Spiritual Values and World Affairs. Nature 145, 439–442 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145439a0

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