The Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize Awards were instituted in 1950 to recognize ""not only talent and technical excellence but also a sense of social responsibility and the courage to deal with controversial issues."" Also instituted at this time were lectureships and reprints. The present collection is drawn from these three programs, selections being chosen ""on the basis of their continued cogency, as landmark statements of the period or as being representative of a significant point of view."" They deal with civil rights (Lillian Smith: ""The Changing Heart of the South,"" Kenneth B. Clark: ""Black and White: The Ghetto Inside"" etc.); civil liberties (two Murrow sequences, Edmond Cahn on ""Can the Supreme Court Defend Civil Liberties?"". John Keats: ""Conformity""); public welfare (Keyserling, Galbraith, Harrington, Wirtz); foreign affairs (Theodore H. White from Fire in the Ashes, Kennan, Cousins, Stevenson, Commager: ""How Not to be a World Power""). Sturdy.