A series of lectures given at Oberlin on the fundamentals of democracy, fascism. and communism, deliberately dovetailed to show the evolution of each system, its basic tenets and how they operate in practice. The contributors include such men as Willke, Jaszi, Kozak, Lewis and Wilkins of Oberlin; Spencer of Ohio State, Friedrich of Harvard, Burgese of Chicago. The closing lecture outlines the weaknesses of democracy -- inertia, poverty and unemployment -- and shows that these must be eradicated on an international scale, and some federation formed if democracy is to have a future. Market, primarily schools and colleges.