This demonstration of self-esteem by A. D. Godley would be provocative if it were not unmistakably ironical. Those who are not dons know better. They remember and endorse Hilaire Belloc's onslaught on the remote and ineffectual don who dared attack his Chesterton. Dons live in ivory towers, untouched by time's revenges, the law's delays and the insolence of office. They are innocent of all the guile of the real world of politics and commerce, telegrams and anger.