First Edition hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have shelfwear and rubbing to edges. Retired library edition with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 57 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1964. ISBN: 0. No problem of foreign policy is more important today than that of US relations with the world of Communism. And no name commands greater respect in the study of that problem than that of George F. Kennan. In this book, based on the noted Elihui Root Lectures, he offers a summary of his own thinking on the special difficulties currently facing our country as it confronts a rapidly changing Communist world.