An attempt to find the men who run the world, to tell who they are, what they are and why they got that way."" One could wish he had stuck to his job and been less verbose in dodging it, and omitted some of the wise-cracking. Sometimes he maltreats a subject with inebriated writing -- again he is spell-binding in holding ones interest. The German spotlights are the best in the book, with the retreat of Great Britain next; on these two countries he levels a cool, calculated, analytical attention. One questions his logic in his estimate of America's future as a Fascist country, with social thought crystallized in the Catholic faith. But his pen portraits of the men of power the world over are brilliant -- he is a better painter than interpreter. Readers -- men, especially, interested in a dashing appraisal of world affairs.