The historical background of revolutions, methods and techniques. He draws challenging parallels between modern day revolutions and those of the past. He analyzes the cycle of the Russian revolution, gives full discussion to Lenin's techniques. By definition, he limits his discussion to fundamental transformations, not to rebellions, and shows how the last war shifted the trend of democracies from a rise to a fall. State Planned Economy is the goal to which all countries are now moving, he feels, and he does not omit the New Deal from his charge. Whatever one's political bias, the book is challenging, an interesting study of revolutions and good reading.