It has often been said that political cartoons tell all about a society. In correlation to this, it can tidily be maintained that only a democracy easily supports a thriving cartoon genre. The good cartoonist tells much of a people and even more to it. Low and Vicky of England can certainly claim to have done this. Here we see Herblock, Mauldin, and their distinguished predecessors eviscerate the bumpkins and the knaves, as well as praise the good causes and those who championed them through a fifty year chunk of America's ongoing course--two wars, a variety of police actions, isolation and preparation, depression, recessions and prosperity, and the goings and comings of that consummate cartoon-subject, F.D.R.