This should prove helpful to parents seeking a way to present to their adolescent sons and daughters the challenge of today and tomorrow. The author defines it as ""a record of purpose, a basis for judgment, as it seems in the year 1943 to one American"". She tells, through experiences of her own family, the story of the fight for liberty from the Mayflower down -- good American background material. She discusses her own youthful reactions to liberty and democracy in the first World War; she reviews her growing social conscience and activities afterwards. She challenges her sons as to what side they will take in the post war world. A thoughtful parent thinking aloud -- in a way that should help her readers orientate their own thinking.