A moral and humanistic consideration of political and economic concepts and the presentation of a theory of ""human democracy"" as the last defense against the decline and self-destruction of our civilization. The authors believe that political and economic organization should recognize the facts of human nature, in particular man's dominant desire for security against aggression and at the same time man's inherent urge toward aggression which causes wars and internal strife. In this light, the authors examine the ideas of racial tolerance, ideological war, totalitarianism, liberty, liberalism, conservatism, religion, etc. Philosophic in tone, erudite and original -- for the mental gymnastit. Certainly not for a wide popular market.