The challenging lead editorial in the Saturday Review of August 18th, resulted in a demand that the text be put in permanent form -- hence this little book. The content is an expansion of the editorial, not by blocks of additional material, but by elaboration within the pattern and text of the original. For example, Cousins expands his views on the educational challenge of today -- only the whole man can find the solution for the Atomic Age -- the whole man requires education for interdependent thinking. He expands too his examination into America's experiment at international organization -- the U. S. A. was created by differences so intense that only complete sovereignty could prevent anarchy. Diverse people can achieve common government by common consent. He views the varying arguments for atomic control -- urges that time is running out. An important book.