The Means of Action

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The price of survival for modern man in a finite world is restraint of his insatiable demands upon the natural environment and due treatment of that environment with the respect and care which he would accord to the life- support system of a space-ship upon which he was a passenger. Self-control has now become the quality that is perhaps most essential to the individual and to society alike. Collective self-control became essential when man found himself the greatest threat to his own survival and development.


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