Understanding of Human Potentialities, Key to Dealing with the Soviet Union
by Alfred Korzybski
Listen to Alfred Korzybski speak at a luncheon in his honor at the Hotel Chatham in New York City, recorded on January 28, 1948.
In his remarks, Korzybski says, "Capacities for co-operation, understanding, and agreement are essentially human characteristics, and flatly opposed to Soviet notions of the necessity for animalistic struggle."
The recording begins with an introduction by Stuart Chase.
Nearly a half hour in length, the recording was digitized from a reel rescued from the Institute of General Semantics archives.
A PDF transcript of the recording plus a press release after the event from the Institute of General Semantics (both included as Chapter 52 in Alfred Korzybski: Collected Writings 1920-1950) are included with your purchase.
As Korzybski biographer Bruce Kodish points out in his book, The New Yorker and the New York Times published accounts from the event, adding more to your understanding of this recording.
Approximate Running Time: 27:59
Available as a downloadable .zip file including 1 .mp3 audio file, and a press release and transcript .pdf. (Note: The .zip file is 39 MB and may take a little time to download.)