In This Review

The American Style
The American Style
By Elting E. Morison
Harper, 1958, 426 pp

An interesting though somewhat disorganized symposium of papers and discussions, at a 1957 conference held under the auspices of the M.I.T. Center for International Studies. The principal speakers--Abraham Kaplan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, George F. Kennan, Clyde Kluckhohn, Henry A. Murray and W. W. Rostow--dealt, directly or tangentially, with the question of the style and adequacy of American performance in face of the appalling demands of the times.