"Are We Too Clever?" by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 27 August 1932. Winston S. Churchill.

"Are We Too Clever?" by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 27 August 1932

Springfield, Ohio: P.F. Collier & Son Company, 1932. 1st Edition. Paperback. The first printing of this article by Churchill is published in this 27 August 1932 issue of Collier's (Vol. 90, No. 9). The article fills pages 11-12 accompanied by two cartoon illustrations with text continuing onto pages 48-49. In it, Churchill writes about economic policy: "The question which naturally interests us a good deal is why we are all so very much poorer in almost every country in the world tha we were a few years ago." The title references the accusation - refuted by Churchill - that overproduction is to blame for economic woes: "We are told... that we are in want becasue we have become too clever in making all the things we want. We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. That is the strange diagnosis of our condition... Surely we should find a more satisfactory explanation for our misfortunes." The only other printing is publication in The Collected Essays, Vol. IV, pp. 114-22. Condition is very good plus. The covers are clean and intact with very slight wear at the corners and one tiny chip along the spine. The binding staples are rust-free and tight. The contents are are immaculate. Bibliographic reference: Cohen C383, Woods C198. Near fine. Item #000881

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