An anthology of examining essays on the various aspects of love, ""to obtain a clue as to why man does not secure satisfaction from his loving"". Contributors come from many walks of life- medicine, psychology, philosophy, political science, theology, psychiatry. In a title essay, Montague sets the theme and tone of the volume in affirming love as an essentially social act. Sorokin and R.C. Hanson prove through a series of test results that love prevents aggression, and two doctors ask for a more intelligent communication to the young that will replace fear with mutual joy and trust in the marriage relationship. Abraham Maslow and Horace Kallen are among six other writers who collaborate to make this niche of stability in a troubled world.