Socio-dynamics, of interest to sociologist, psychologist, but not the general reader. The head of Chicago's Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a figure famous in his field, here relates human nature to social and political trends in what constitutes a psycho-analysis of today's world. The first part is historical, as Alexander traces the beginnings of unreason, the growth of the philosophy of violence and the unleashing of destructive forces (Fascism). The second part surveys man and the fundamentals of behaviour. The third part correlates the first two as Alexander analyzes the emotional structures of democracy, totalitarianism, and points the way out of unreason through the right adaptation of the individual. Limited.