Nonfiction. Macdonald has turned his back on every kind of doctrine that implicitly would treat man as an object, even from a benevolent point of view. What he is concerned with is to create a humanism that can hold its own in the face of ermous bureaucracies and the atom bomb. In so doing he has had to reunce many things which he had heretofore energetically championed. This is further evidence of what a really serious person he is -Hannah Arendt.