A series of articles by distinguished English authors and members of the church. Herbert's contribution, ""Let there be liberty"", is a defence of freedom of the press and freedom of political expression. Milne's ""War with honor"" is a pacifist's defence of war. Forster's ""Nordic twilight"" traces the decline of literature and the arts in the conquered nations. The Dean of Chichester contributes, ""The crooked cross"", Ronald Knox, Nazi and Nazarene, both dealing with the church vs Nazi philosophy. Clynes' ""When I Remember"" traces the benefits of peaceful revolution in England during two generations. Another pacifist speaks in Joad's ""For civilization"". The collection ends with Laski's contrast of the loss of personal rights in Germany, with England's effort to combine individual freedom with social order, in ""The rights of man"". A group of unemotional, rational essays, by men who believe in democracy.