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A change of subject to the United Nations; the crisis of international affairs; the showdown that may come between the Soviet Union and the United States. The United Nations today as a desolate place and the reasons for this. The lack of "questioning voices" in the United States. The clash of two giants over the Cuban situation: a major effort, an historic effort to change the balance of military power in the world. Some background since 1952. How this crisis will affect other parts of the world. The recent transformation of life in the Soviet Union and an appreciation of its implications. Some illustrations to exemplify this transformation. The pressure for peace in the Soviet Union. What may or may not happen in the Soviet Union in the near future.