This is a long and earnest scrutiny into the state of the world as it is and as it may become. Written by a professor of education at Harvard, who obviously has a European background, it has the highly cultivated and humanistic approach of that continent. Though provocative in parts, and written clearly without technical jargon, the book nevertheless covers too much and tries to answer all the questions that assail modern man in his attempt to catch up socially with his vast technical skills. The result is a certain prolixity and lack of coherence. It should however find a respected place on shelves devoted to educational, socio-philosophical matters.