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The Rockefeller Foundation

Nature volume 162, pages 273275 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



THE reviews of the work of the Rockefeller Foundation which we are accustomed to receive from its President are far more than mere summaries of the activities of the Foundation during the year under review. They represent an intellectual stocktaking—an assessment of the position of the creative forces of civilization, its moral and spiritual, as well as scientific, resources, and an attempt to appraise the directions in which special efforts are required. Dr. Fosdick‘s review of 1947 is no exception and with insight and courage delineates the challenge which Western society faces to-day and the points at which special efforts are necessary to avert pressing danger.

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