A ""unitary"" interpretation of the development of man, this combines theory (originally conceived) and history (in very broad outline) in a discussion considerably beyond the average reader in both interest and intelligibility. Whyte pursues his postulate of man's ""unitary"" evolution to the present day where man has reached an impasse, become disassociated. From an outline of his beliefs, a definition of his terms, he covers man's historical development from ancient times to the European tradition which has now collapsed with the decay of religion, of humanism, the growth of industrialism, materialism and the appearance of totalitarian tyranny. For the future, if man is to survive his ""disassociation"", the ""dualism"" which is prevalent, a new universalism must replace the European tradition which has failed...Visionary thinking, in cloudy, sometimes repetitive, presentation. Not for the general reader.