Herschel Brickell came back from the South and told that he had got himself charged with radicalism by printing a letter of his which actually expressed sentiments of the purest classical Americanism. Burton Rascoe said he was behind schedule with his book on Demi-Gods of Literature, because he has to spend most of his time explaining any simple remark he may make; and, furthermore, the sight of the newspaper headlines day by day shatters his mental processes and derails his train of thought. The chapter talks about the classic American concepts of a purely political government, which shall not undertake to save people's souls or provide them an income. That means private property and personal liberty. People want some sort of fool-proof social, political and economic system which will combine the advantages of all possible systems and the disadvantages of none.