There are very nearly as many books these days on the problems of foreign affairs as there are major problems in that area needing to be solved. Dr. Bowie, Professor of Government and Director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard, has outlined here our recent, present and long range policies, along with glimpses of our European allies' aims. The book is brief but it is also short on specifics. The overall directives include strengthening the Secretary of State, by putting all aspects of foreign policy under his thumb; greater use of the National Security Council; developing ""staying power"" in view of the ""long term challenge"" ; and a certain inflexibility since ""faith in compromise can be a source of weakness"". One gets the impression that this may have been a better lecture series, its likely point of origin.