This is perhaps one of the best of the Great Ideas Today series published by the prestigious Encyclopedia Britannica which attempts to relate the outstanding events of contemporary life and thought to the accumulated wisdom of the past. In this volume are answered questions such as the following: How has Europe influenced America? How has America influenced Europe? How do Europeans now view America, and how does their present view differ from the way they looked upon it in the past? Where does America stand in the world of politics, culture, and science?