An important book and one that makes a real contribution to the better understanding of the problems facing us new -- and in the post-war settlements. Visson is a correspondent of the old school European circles, where diplomat and correspondent spoke on equal terms. He has been assigned to many European capitals, and is now in Washington as foreign commentator and advisor to the Reader's Digest. This book is a study of internal problems of the United Nations, a guide through the labyrinth, a survey of internal and external relations. England, Russia, Poland, the Baltic states, France, Northwest Europe, Czechoslovakia, the Balkan states, the Vatican, Turkey, the Arab world and the Near East, Egypt and North Africa, Iran, Russia in Asia and China --brief and pertinent surveys, singularly objective in appraising the forces in conflict, the problems of nationalities, political commitments, religious challenges, minority problems. I found the factual answer to many questions analyzed. It seems to me an essential book today.