Baedeker for the Future

Wendell Willkie saw his trip last year to the Middle East and Asia as a trip into the future. This week, in a book-length report called One World (Simon & Schuster; $2), he sets forth the guideposts he found.

The most significant arrows were in Russia. Willkie did none of the currently fashionable blinking at the fact that Russia is a dictatorship. He looked at the signs with cool, unsentimental eyes, and noted three significant points:

> "First, Russia is an effective society. It works. It has survival value. The record of Soviet...

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