The American record of land misuse is almost unparalleled. Perhaps only the Chinese can match it. But they have been on the job longer than we have. It has often been remarked that the Chinese are the greatest individualists on earth. They cut their forests, silted up their streams, and destroyed millions of acres of their land by erosion. Their soil, shorn o£ its cover, fed countless dust storms. Again and again their individualistic handling of the land has exposed millions of Chinese to flood and drought, to famine, pestilence, and death.
Wallace, H. A.
"Our Land Policy Takes Shape,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 23
, Article 2.
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