A collection of essays and addresses by the author of Mathematics for the Million, but on a steeper intellectual level than his two contributions to popularized science. Dangerous thoughts -- brilliant thoughts. Hogben is a liberal in the largest sense of the word, and with mordant wit and infallible logic, he attacks various phases of present day English civilization, prejudices, snobberies, provincialism, blindness to the real economic and social issues which are prefacing the way to the fall of capitalism. As a ""scientific humanist"", Hogben realizes that the new age of plenty demands a revolution in thought, in education, since the progress of science and industry has made possible a collectivist economy. Hogben belongs to no school of political thought, but in a disinterested manner tunnels away at the structures of the left, the right, the Red and the Black, to show up the fallcie. Some very erudite, and esoteric material among these essays. Not for the average man-in-the-street, but for readers who will make the effort to think through Hogben's provocative text.