Writing polemics against Lázaro Cárdenas, former president and reformer, is an old pastime in Mexico. Carlos Alvear Acevedo has written the latest of them. In his study, Cárdenas is the fool, the plotter, and the Communist. Everything the man from Michoacán attempted, the author alleges, failed. Alvear Acevedo writes passionately; but he will convince no one who demands a sober analysis and impartial documentation.