The war correspondent who made a flying tour of the fronts last year (Time Rune Out) starts out here with a few of his theories about today, then goes on to to some of the personalities and events in the middle-east. He traces, glibly enough; America from the days of individualism and free enterprise to what he now terms our Hudson Tube Era; his opinions are often decided, often arbitrary. On the war fronts, as a straight reporter, he is better off. In Africa, a much neglected but rich potentiality, he saw Americans, French and English in action; he writes in detail of Tedder of the R.A.F., of Rommel (whose defeat he presages because of lack of air power), of Ellsberg's naval victory. After the war, he sees the salvation of Europe dependent on the joint collaboration of England, France and America; Russia he believes will always be a lonehand operator. Loosely written, but capable reportage by a fast-traveling journalist who is occasionally open to question.