This is a collection of three debates between prominent liberals and equally prominent conservatives. The Presidency and the direction of foreign policy was debated by Steve Allen. Robert M. Hutchins debated L. Brent Bozell on the Supreme Court and recent decisions that have overridden state laws. The responsibility of Congress to produce the laws promised in both party platforms during national elections was debated by James MacGreger Burns and Wilmoore Kendall. The series was held in Pasadena. California in 1964 and the debates must have been something to see and hear in person, for they have certainly retained their energy in print. No matter where in the political spectrum a reader's convictions may place him, these are good arguments, urgently put and bluntly rebutted. The points of contention may not be decided, but they are well ventilated.