Sound and constructive criticism of sophisms, dogmas and conceptions by which present day ""democracies"" live. Analysis, with logic and clarity, of those elementary principles and basic notions on which our social and political life is built but the meaning of which has been confused: i.e. freedom, liberalism, nation, nationalism, sovereignty, peace, war, neutrality, etc. A strong argument for applying legalized force internationally for the maintenance of peace, just as we apply it domestically for the curing of crime and society. The ideas are not new, but the presentation deserves high merit in that it is a hardy contribution to present day thinking, whether you agree with it or not.