The story of collaboration between Hitler's Nazi party and large American business interests. Your librarian finds this title exposes the potentials ordinary business people have to put their efforts to promoting evil.
Understanding the chaotic state of the planet these days can be improved by considering how and why the highest level business people in Germany forwarded Hitler's destructive plans--and profited from them.
Bernays and his fellow contributors describe the science of manipulating of public opinion with Freud's concept of "unconscious desires," cynically appealing to emotion and deeply held ideals rather than convincing with facts. His insights now provide the basis of almost the entire modern media and advertising industry, and by extension, politics and business.
Dependence on AMA-style medicine creates ill health on many levels. Many of the most expensive procedures have little or no proven health benefit or at best add but a few tortured years. Illich is an extreme libertarian who refuses to be suppressed and sees most of modern society as an effort to suppress the humanity of those in its grip.
These days the driving force behind the industrial system is dubbed "economic rationalism." It wasn't much different in the 1920s. Borsodi's scathing critique offers a solution—homestead! Focus on at-home production of necessaries.
Borsodi explains the causes and cure of the basic wrongness of our civilization. It is a powerful book containing more wisdom than almost anyone can grasp at the first reading.