This is a collection of editorials, taken from the New York Times by the editor-in-chief. They give a clear picture of the thinking, during the past two years, from the invasion of Poland to the present, as formulated by the staff of the Times. They stand as virtually a day by day portrait of a period, showing the position taken by these molders of public opinion,- here endorsing, here criticising, here opposing- as successive problems face the government and the public. Written with simplicity and dignity, rather than the fire and challenge occasionally encountered elsewhere. Logical, intelligent, keen interpretation of a gradual change.