This is the first of Professor Bailey's two studies which will appear almost simultaneously and it deals with America's present rather than past foreign relations. With some textbook devices (sub-headings, etc.) he discusses American foreign policy goals and techniques. Somewhat hortative in tone, he advocates selective containment, demands reason and moderation, and scores the war in Vietnam; he also gives a good many practical directives on the formation and conduct of policy. Professor Bailey's chapbook is plainspoken and highly readable, and his reputation will help to ensure a relatively sturdy audience.