What Price Coexistence?

What Price Coexistence?

What Price Coexistence?

What Price Coexistence?

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WHEN THE STAFF OFFICER writes an appraisal, his definition of the object is followed by an examination of the factors affecting its attainment, including the nature and probable action of the enemy. I have neither the time nor the qualifications to attempt anything like a comprehensive examination of the multitudinous factors which must be taken into account in formulating a plan to defeat militant Communism and achieve our ultimate purpose. But in this chapter, I will try to elaborate on some of the points raised in the previous one, and particularly to define in rather more detail what I believe to be the real nature of the menace with which we are faced.

It has been a characteristic of modern dictatorships to publish their programs, so that he who runs may read. Too often, the trouble is that we in the free countries don't read them. If we had studied more carefully in the past quarter of a century the speeches and writings of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, we would have had fewer unpleasant surprises than we have had. The latest example of this sort of warning is the . . .

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