The Basis of Lasting Peace

The Basis of Lasting Peace

The Basis of Lasting Peace

The Basis of Lasting Peace

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The task of the San Francisco conference is to transform the proposals formulated at Dumbarton Oaks into a world charter for the maintenance of peace.

The work of this conference may determine the fate of mankind for a century to come.

We come to this conference with no selfish aims to serve, we claim no material benefit; but that is not to minimize our interest and our rights in the peace settlement. We have indeed a deep and fundamental interest in securing the only benefit that can accrue to us--a just and lasting peace. If the conference produces a charter which offers a reasonable hope of such a peace we must give it all possible support, both material and spiritual.

Every effort must be made to help the conference forward to success--for the alternative to success is too dreadful to contemplate. Failure at this time to make secure the peace of the world . . .

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