Not a book of predictions but a book of correlated information and clear reasoning, its subject the United States, the muddle we are in, what it signifies, what ways of escape are open to us. The manner is brilliant, direct, earnest, often dramatic and humorous, -- a far cry from the usual dry as dust dissertations rendered in after -- dinner speeches (this is an expansion of Frank's speech at the opening of the Chicago Fair, plus some material from a National Educational Association address, and three articles from the Herald Tribune Magazine). Anything can happen, he claims, and the results depend on genuine individual interest in public and private affairs. A challenge to initiative, to open-mindedness, to a sense of personal responsibility. The market -- students everywhere, men and women with a spark of interest in public affairs.