This book is important -- but it depressed me horribly. It is a study of intolerance -- and it doesn't spare the present day. This country was colonized because intolerance drove people out of Europe; intolerance soon took strangle hold over here. Intolerance had its spawn of evil and of good, for out of despair came enlightenment, and change. But each new age had its burden. The story goes through the centuries -- when it comes to the last war, one is shocked by the realization of the orgy of spy baiting, German baiting, etc. that went on, and the extent to which the press was muzzled. Today, we face the same challenge. Here is a book that charts the road and puts up danger signals.