This isn't an easy book to take in large doses. It is an exciting book. Many will find it a disturbing book. This first part is an analysis of the forces of change within the compass of the Roosevelt administration, the revolutionary elements held in check by steps considered in themselves revolutionary; the strength and weakness,the failures and the success, the betrayals within and without, the emergence of new dangers, conflict within parties, capital, labor, farm and factory. He shows evidence why a third term is almost inevitable. He makes prophecies for 1940 -- for a decade ahead. He prepares a chart of the Progressive State which he sees as our only hope -- a chart which will prove violently controversial. And he expresses faith in the ultimate sanity of the American people to forge a new and better life.