That Men May Understand: An American in the Long Armistice

That Men May Understand: An American in the Long Armistice

That Men May Understand: An American in the Long Armistice

That Men May Understand: An American in the Long Armistice

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The function of this book and the events which brought it into being are stated explicitly in the book itself, especially in the first few chapters. Friendly critics who have read the manuscript and noted its necessary absorption in matters of controversy have urged that I make clear at the very beginning where I stand on several insistent issues of our times. A statement of position shall, therefore, be my foreword.

I BELIEVE

I subscribe with profound admiration and deep loyalty to the historic American version of the democratic way of life, our greatest resource and possession. In essence it is sovereign personalities binding themselves together in that confederation known as society. Because in America it is a union which our people have created themselves, it gives greatest promise of guaranteeing personal sovereignty.

The American democratic outlook, I hold, is man-cen-

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