Polls indicate that more than half of the American people expect war in 1939. Quincy Howe undertakes to survey the current scene, the shifts in policy of the leaders of thought and public opinion. He sees both parties -- War and Peace -- muddled as to issues at stake, both in need of a concerted program. He inserts barbs in the sides of such people as Dorothy Thompson, Walter Lippman, F.D.R., various Foundation heads, and he does not spare Hoover, Beard, et al. This is a distinct contribution to our individual program of propaganda analysis, though it too demands a searching mind. Howe has a pungent, satirical vernacular, he has a faculty for adroit lopping off of each and every clay foot. His subject matter is distinctly controversial, though stimulating and challenging.