An excellent scissors and paste job, with competent editorial transitions, and brief biographical setting, this should put at ease many who wonder ""what Eisenhower thinks..."" about the fundamentals of democratic freedom, about organized labor and its leadership, about ""statism"" and government controls, about federal support in the field of higher education, about bureaucracy, government spending, military service, preparedness, cooperation with the rest of the world, aid to Europe, relations with Britain, a United Europe, and so on. The end impression is definitely somewhat right of center, but with an intense concern for the underprivileged (though a firm sense of the dangers of being ""too soft""). From a conservative background, Eisenhower has developed a broad vision, a far more flexible viewpoint than the accepted ""military mind"". And he has expressed himself on many more subjects than would seem at first possible in the roles he has played. Judicious selection -- though generous- from his speeches and writings, puts expression of what he thinks into his own words for the citizen to read and judge. A useful campaign document, this, and more obviously so intended than the more specifically biographical approach of Gunther, or the military story of Crusade to Europe. The editor is a staff member of New York Times Sunday Magazine.