A group of essays originally presented on the B.B.C. with five Islanders-Russell, John Lehmann, Sean O'Faolain, J.E. Morpurgo and Martin Cooper -- and an American, Perry Miller, to discuss the matter at hand. In these brief essays the American will find a serious and rather nervous appraisal of America as a leader in guiding the destinies of Europe. Although praising our energy and optimism, material advances and resources, our British friends are leery about our ""materialism"", the effect of our movies and trashy popular literature, and the present witch hunting hysteria in Washington. Mr. Miller answers these objections explosively, but no less anxiously. Stimulating for us all.