The author of this book will be remembered as the commander of Italian dirigible expeditions over the Arctic in the 1920's. Disgraced by the Fascists, he went to Russia; later, from 1939 to 1942, he directed an aviation school in America. Returning to Italy, he was restored to his rank of general and was elected a member of the Constituent Assembly. In this rather odd book he asks in effect, "Whither are we tending?" He has few hopes for the United Nations or for capitalist society.