It is hardly fair to give a snap judgment on this serious study of the psychology and philosophy of democracy. But it is a last minute arrival, and if not reported now may be missed altogether, so here goes... Ernest Griffith is approaching the problem of a possible blackout of democracy not as a thing for which one country or one person is responsible, but as a change in focus, a shift in values, an absorption of new elements which are being felt the world over. He takes into consideration the factors of modern economic development and ideology, shows how they can be used to reframe democracy modern style, rather than permitting them to take their own way and use democracy. He presents a drastic but constructive program under which a form of democracy can be maintained. A book for those who liked Union Now -- but more abstract and theoretical, more difficult reading. For scholars and students of economics and sociology.