I emerged from absorption in this book with a terrific inferiority complex. Here at last was a man who proved conclusively, to me at least, that he suffered none of the weaknesses of the average critic and philosopher; he has no ""sacred cows"" -- no one is beyond the reach of his objectivity, searching light of his intellect, the brilliant penetration of his critical faculty. It Is Later Than You Think proved a rallying cry for all who had sought some satisfactory ground for liberal and constructive thought. Now, in this analysis of the intellectual forces on both sides of the Atlantic, Lerner has studied his men from the angle of the place their thinking takes in the modern world. His results are sometimes devastating, sometimes flattering, in variably challenging to clarity of our own thought.