Jim discusses reading material with his brother. Gives Ring an update on the current politics of Spain. Discusses the Communists and the Radical Socialists, who are anti-fascist but seem not to be pro-Popular Front. He discusses the government of France and limited number of Trotsky followers. He explains political turmoil in France and believes it has to do with exchange controll which the Socialists and Communists support in order to keep French capital in the country. Jim mentions that he has had a job offer at another newspaper and is fed up with the New York Herald Tribune. He also says that he has not been able to get to Spain, that the Herald Tribune is not interested in the war firsthand, but there is an opening as a correspondent with Franco; Jim says he will not try for the job because he doesn't know enough Spanish.