An overly wordy appraisal of the present international scene- the future prognosis- a world in which war will not be obviated because of the atom bomb. Ziff contends that the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are the only two states of power- that there in no question of a collaborative universe and that the UNO is an absurdity, with only ""euphemistic authority"". He foresees war as the logical result of our present policies. Russia is a dynamic and expanding universe, revolutionary and ramifying -- and only the U.S.A. can withstand her. Controversial and destructive as this may be, Ziff's counter proposal, that we find some modus vivends with Russia, seems a little frail, in contrast to the violence of his criticism. He also pleads for strong hemisphere solidarity with the Americans to the south. One man's opinion- which we hope the future will disprove.