The Root Is Man

The Root Is Man

By Dwight MacDonald

Autonomedia, Paperback, 9781570270178, 187pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1995

Description
Nonfiction. "Macdonald has turned his back on every kind of doctrine that implicitly would treat man as an object, even from a benevolent point of view. What he is concerned with is to create a humanism that can hold its own in the face of enormous bureaucracies and the atom bomb. In so doing he has had to renounce many things which he had heretofore energetically championed. This is further evidence of what a really serious person he is" -Hannah Arendt.


About the Author
Dwight Macdonald, a journalist, was a member of the "New York intellectuals," whose literary and political exploits in the 1930s and 1940s have been magnified by legend. Born in 1906, Macdonald was a staff writer on The New Yorker when he wrote this book.