United States [i.e. New York?]: 1947. Octavo (23 × 15.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 87 pp. Light foxing to wrappers; slight water damage to rear wrapper, still about very good. Item #4813
First and only edition. A curious work of “utopian sociology,” this text was likely self-published by a Russian émigré in New York shortly after WWII. The introduction to the text explains: “This book takes the reader into the distant future. In this book, the reader will find the history of the way the American people, soon after the end of the 2nd World War, solved the great problem of universal peace, and saved humanity from the impending catastrophe and laid the foundation for its future development in the spirit of universal understanding, and justice.” The text then takes the reader through the failures of European politics of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the dominant social and economic orders such as monarchy, democracy, socialism and capitalism. The author finally explains how the United States came to European and world rescue. Scarce in the trade.