National Affairs: Rule Book

Tonic to voters who have gone often to the polls, sedative to voters who have never gone before, is a book, published last week, by Frank Richardson Kent, eminently readable political pundit of the Baltimore Sun.*

Mr. Kent's daily column, "The Great Game of Politics," is a sort of scorecard by which to tell the players. Political Behavior is a rulebook telling, for the benefit of a people whose political illusions are many, the rules by which the Great Game is played on a national scale.

Mr. Kent has been so enthusiastic, or so hurried, that he has by no means compiled the...