If our social theorists have the wit, they have in their world the materials for a new and great age of social analysis. I take Guenter Reimann’s important book1 as an earnest of not impossible great works to come out of our time, some of them perhaps by men who are today still obscure. It sometimes happens with social catastrophe, as with personal tragedy, that it liberates in any age those energies that have been dammed up by habit and stagnation. The agonies of our generation may well have a therapeutic effect upon our thought.