World Events

Authors

  • Scott Nearing

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-014-07-1962-11_5

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (Houghton Mifflin, $5) has hit the front page, the book review columns, the favorite radio hour, the television spotlight, the Book of the Month Club, the agricultural colleges and their poison-obsessed extension divisions, the chemical industry, and the Washington government with a terrific wallop. Not since Upton Sinclair's Jungle appeared, half a century ago, has a single book about the American scene made such an impression. Reviewers have even gone so far as to call Silent Spring "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the 20th century."

Published

1962-11-05

Issue

Section

World Events