IDEOLOGIES: An Arrogant Challenge

Harold Laski, who has read almost everything, must have read Thomas à Kempis' "I desire rather to know compunction than its definition." Harold Laski, who will define anything, is still a stranger to compunction.

Little Laski came last week to New York to speak on "The Challenge of the Atomic Bomb." It was a time and a topic that pressed humility upon the brows of larger men, searching their hearts to root out the seeds of conflict with their fellows. Harold Laski was troubled by no doubts. Tinnily, his arrogant challenge rang through the Astor Hotel's crowded ballroom.

"There is no middle...