A sensible, excitingly done job that should serve as a stimulating text for anyone who can read. The authors take democracy historically; by its definition as it differs with time and place; in contrast to communism; its possible future characteristics. Then follow chapters on rights and duties in American citizenship, truths behind race prejudice, the organization of the United Nations. In their very clearly written material, the authors seem to be masters at knowing when to be objective, when to be personal, and at writing matter-of-fact, broadminded explanations. The chapter on communism is excellent. There are colorful and humorous passages on foreign customs. And with its emphasis on action and the positive, interesting things an individual can do to further cooperation and understanding between himself and the next fellow, and his people and the next people, the book is an all around success. A wonderful addition to any class room or junior reference shelf.