The Rise and Fall of Society/front matter

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Copyright 1959 by Frank Chodorov.

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher, The Devin-Adair Company, New York 10, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in connection with a review.

Canadian agents: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., Toronto

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 59–8205

Manufactured in the United States of America

To Francine


When you are old enough to read this book there will be a Society and there will be a State, and both will take their character from the reigning ideas of the times. I suspect that these ideas, planted in the American mind before you were born, will be so different from those expressed in this book that you may have some difficulty in understanding how your grandfather "got that way." That could provide you with some good, clean fun—trying to reconstruct a long-lost pattern of thought.