Total Peace: What Makes Wars and How to Organize Peace

Total Peace: What Makes Wars and How to Organize Peace

Total Peace: What Makes Wars and How to Organize Peace

Total Peace: What Makes Wars and How to Organize Peace

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The title of this book explains itself. In our age of total wars we will need a total peace. Nothing less will do. This means the kind of peace which not only safeguards the essential sovereignty and national interests of the United States and of our Allies, but goes beyond that to establish, by means of a new system of collective defense, the foundations for lasting world peace.

The making of this total peace cannot be unduly delayed, improvised, or left to the hazards of an indefinite future. A new total war will not wait for an instalment-plan peace to evolve gradually from year to year and piece by piece.

Because we have no comprehensive and carefully planned United States foreign policy we are already losing politically strategic positions, thereby making it more difficult to win the kind of peace which is vital to us and to the world. Our government, as Vice President Wallace said recently, is groping in the dark. The real danger is that we may continue to grope in postwar chaos. Those who may seek in this book arguments for partisan politics will be disappointed; the author has no interest in internal politics except as they affect United States foreign policy. If our government has failed to develop a true policy for the postwar period, it is due less to lack of knowledge than to lack of time. Before Pearl Harbor it was necessary to abandon our traditional isolationism and swing Americans toward intervention. During the war there was--and still is--the gigantic task of winning. But the time is upon us when we must, without . . .

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