ADVENTURES in search of an education often bring it in unexpected forms. The voyager's danger is that he may take his own part in them too seriously. It is the Sancho Panzas and not the Quixotes who learn the most from tilting against windmills. Angus was about to embark on a new course in which economics was the nominal subject, but politics was the teacher and irony was the lesson. Had he been less of a Quixote and more of a Panza he would not have needed the lesson or would have left the windmills alone.
Economic diplomacy in the Netherlands had given him a taste of the rewards and frustrations of government service. It had enhanced his interest in politics and given him some claim to an understanding of applied economics. The experience had been a happy one and he was ready to serve his government again, though he made no advances to anyone connected with it.
Out of a clear sky and over a telephone less clear came the voice of Stuart Symington, then heading the National Security Re