The author of Sea Witch here turns his gift of expression to formulating his deeply considered plea for a newly appraised democracy. He has his ax out for the ""experts"" the ""managers"" --the monopolistic big business men, and others who have betrayed democracy, and let the world in for world war. He seem in the ultimate integrity of ordinary people a normal basis for politics and economics. Peace is not a natural state; it is deserved only by those who have strength and courage for maintaining it. We must accept a common gnilt -- and to prove him point he examines the failures of Great Britain, of France, of the U.S.A. He charts a dismal record of optimism, indifference, appeasement, complacency, and shows (in Spain, in North Africa) appeasement still going on. He demands a vigorous liberal opposition, a rebirth of religion. A rewarding book, but not easy reading.