Formulated by the “Constitutional Committee for the United States of Europe”.
As it happened, I stumbled across this ‘ancient’ (1956) pocket book while looking through my random-order library searching for something else recently:
In this list of booksthere appeared amongst those I have read, one appearing in current news – namely Alfred T Mahan’s The Influence of Sea Power Upon History – when reading about recent naval activities inter alia by China, US, India. The next book mentioned in this collection – Halford J Mackinder’s The Geographical Pivot of History – I thought I had never heard of before. On double-checking, however, I found that Buckminster Fuller referred to Mackinder in his Critical Path [Hutchinson, London, 1983], but I had paid attention to, and remembered, only his references to Mahan. This happened very likely because of the impact of this brief quote from Fuller’s Critical Path:
The worlds shipping routes delineate the continental coasts.