In This Review

The World Revolution of Our Time and the Comparative Study of Elites and the Politburo and the Nazi Elite and the Comparative Study of Symbols and the "Prestige Papers." and Symbols of Internationalism and Symbols of Democracy
The World Revolution of Our Time and the Comparative Study of Elites and the Politburo and the Nazi Elite and the Comparative Study of Symbols and the "Prestige Papers." and Symbols of Internationalism and Symbols of Democracy
By Harold D. Lasswell and Harold D. Lasswell and Others and Geo
Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press and Stanford University Press, 1951, 2147483647 pp

The Hoover Institute is undertaking a series of studies to "describe the world revolution of our time and its consequences for world politics and national policy." An introductory volume (part of Series A: General Studies) by Harold D. Lasswell, explains the purpose and methodology of the project. The other volumes which have appeared are divided into two groups: Series B: Elite Studies ("The Comparative Study of Elites," "The Politburo," and "The Nazi Elite"), and Series C: Symbol Studies ("Comparative Study of Symbols," "The 'Prestige Papers'"--i.e., "newspapers which address themselves to the elite," "Symbols of Internationalism," and "Symbols of Democracy"). The reason for this classification is, in the somewhat dismaying language of the project, that the world revolution is "indexed by changes in the composition and vocabulary of the wielders of power."