A book that has been a long time in the making- a skillful scissors and pag job of fragments composing a long diary left by the French journalist whose brilliant The Making of Tomorrow (1942) made his name a familiar one to many thoughtful readers. This new book is posthumously published- it wont have the impetus of timeliness- is singularly prophetic, provocative. This diary starts in 1938 and ends with what calls the ""affirmation of the authority of a traitorous and fascist regime"" in the African deal. Throughout de Sales is objectively critical of American policy; he discusses the tragedy of France's degeneration and downfall; the anti-Europeanism of the forces of pacifism at any price. In his failing months the diary seems with from aggressive challenge, he hopes he will not live to .