"TO UNITE ALL NATIONS THE INTERNAL REVOLUTION MUST BE BASED NOT ON THE BANAL AND NAIVE VERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS BUT ON THE MORAL PRINCIPLES ISSUED FOR A WORLD CONCEPTION ACCEPTABLE TO ALL RELIGIONS, RACES AND PEOPLES"
TSCHEPOURKOVSKY, Efim Mikhailovich. How to Kill War (Moral Revolution of Youth). [Tientsin, China: By the author], 1938. Octavo, original printed beige self-wrappers. $900.
First edition of this prominent Russian anthropologist's work on evasion of war through the embrace of universal values and scientific literacy. Text in English.
Formerly of the University of Moscow, Professor Tschepourkovsky (sometimes Chepurkovsky) is best known as a famous Russian anthropologist focused on racial categorization during the early 20th century. Tschepourkovsky was the first anthropologist to use statistical methods in his research and study of anthropology. However, while Tschepourkovsky is widely known as a Russian scientist, he spent a substantial part of his career in the United States—eventually emigrating—due to increased repression in his home country. This work, written just before World War II and grounded to some extent in racial/cultural theory, reflects his interest in creating a New World Order and his belief that universal morality, scientific literacy, and diplomacy could prevent war. Pencil alteration to Table of Contents.
Faint dampstain along top corner of text, minor soiling and usual toning to text and wrappers, slight wear to extremities. An extremely good copy. Rare.